Over 7,500 civilians were evacuated by the government forces and given shelter in army camps and government offices on Wednesday night in a bid to restore order in the state.
Early Thursday, India's boxing champion Mary Kom, who hails from Manipur, highlighted the deteriorating situation in her state and sought help from the federal government.
"My state Manipur is burning, kindly help," Kom wrote on social media besides posting pictures of arson from the state.
Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh described the situation as unfortunate and said the local government was taking all steps to restore peace.
"Some incidents of clashes, vandalism and arson have been reported in some places. These incidents are a result of a prevailing misunderstanding between two sections of our society. The state government is taking all steps to control the situation," he said.