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130 students were returned from violent Manipur by the UP government

According to the Uttar Pradesh administration, 130 state students have returned from Manipur, which has seen unrest, as of Thursday. On Thursday, 32 kids were brought back, and 12 more will do so on Friday. According to a statement released by the administration, it brought back 98 pupils on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The pupils are initially transported through various ways to Delhi. All 32 of the students that arrived back on Thursday did so straight at the airport in Lucknow. Following the escalation of violence in the state, Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Manipur, ordered the evacuation of these students who were enrolled in various academic institutions in the state.

“The majority of the students have already left Manipur. There will only be 16 pupils left after bringing back 12 additional kids on Friday, of whom five have refused to return while 11 are returning on their own, according to Relief Commissioner Prabhu Narain Singh. The state government's first objective, according to Singh, is to get the students from Uttar Pradesh who are now studying in Manipur home safely as soon as possible.

“Earlier, we learned that 136 kids were in Manipur, and a campaign to get them home had been started. 22 additional students were located after that. Teams are now working to bring them back as well, according to Singh. The kids are being transported securely to their homes by the state administration. All of the Manipur-bound kids are receiving the required attention, he said.

52 students from Uttar Pradesh are enrolled in the Indian Institute of Information Technology in Manipur, 47 in the National Institute of Technology in Manipur, 30 in the National Sports University, three in the Central Agricultural University, and two in medical colleges, according to state government representatives. Additionally, some pupils attend private schools.

According to Singh, the Manipur administration is completely collaborating to evacuate the students about whom information has been received, and the state government has established a 24-hour hotline, 1070. After a “Tribal Solidarity March” was organized in 10 hill districts of the northeastern state of Manipur on May 3 to protest against the Meitei community's desire for Scheduled Tribes designation, violent skirmishes broke out throughout the state.

Over 30,000 people were left homeless and at least 60 people died in the unrest that gripped Manipur last week, despite the curfew still being in place in 11 districts of the state.

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