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    Army, Assam Rifles rescue 2,4000 civilians; helicopters, special forces moved to India-Myanmar border

    Around 2,4000 civilians have been rescued from various districts of Manipur till Monday by and Assam Rifles personnel, who have been deployed there to aid the civil authorities in controlling the law and order situation in the violence-hit state.

    As per security sources, nearly around 9,500 of those rescued are Meiteis and 10,000 from Kuki community. The rescued people — from both communities — are staying together in the boarding facilities within company operating bases and garrisons.

    Nearly 125 columns of Army and Assam Rifles have been sent to Manipur since the violence erupted last week in what marks one of the biggest deployments of security forces in a single state outside of Jammu and Kashmir.

    Sources said the majority of residents have been evacuated from Churachandpur and Imphal, the worst-affected areas in the violence.

    On Monday, the troops continued to escort the people between Moreh and Imphal. “This has contributed to the cooling down of tempers. They are being escorted to a place of their choice, where they would be comfortable,” a source said.

    The Army and Assam Rifles have been carrying out flag marches, area domination patrols to maintain law and order.

    Sources told The Indian Express that additional special forces have been deployed at the sensitive -Myanmar border to tackle any contingency that may arise at this point.

    Earlier, helpline numbers had been started to enable veterans, serving soldiers and civilians to seek…

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