A day after fresh clashes erupted in several parts of Northeastern state Manipur, The Indian Army and Assam Rifles remained committed to undertaking people-friendly operations. The Indian soldiers also made sure the safety of Manipuri citizens and evacuated thousands of villagers from the clash-hit areas. Indian Army had deployed mine-protected vehicles, and area domination patrols were put in place to ensure safe and incident-free evacuation. After being safely evacuated, the villagers expressed gratitude to the Indian soldiers. Manipur has been under the severe grip of violent clashes since May 3. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on May 29 chaired a meeting with Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and ministers of the state, senior leaders and officials here to assess the situation and plan further steps to restore normalcy in the region.