Fresh Violence In Imphal, Army Called In As Manipur Tense Over Protests


Violence in Manipur: Military and Assam Rifles have been known as in to comprise the escalating violence.


The Military at this time held a flag march in violence-hit areas in Manipur amid an ongoing protest by tribal teams over a court docket order on Scheduled Tribe standing. Curfew was imposed in eight districts of Manipur final night time after violence erupted in Imphal, Churachandpur and Kangpokpi. The Manipur authorities has suspended cellular web within the state. 

Military and Assam Rifles have been known as in to comprise the escalating violence. A flag march was held at this time by the Military and Assam Rifles to maintain the state of affairs beneath management. Greater than 7,500 folks got shelter in military camps and authorities workplace premises in varied areas of the state following the violence. 

“Indian Military and Assam Rifles undertook main rescue operations to evacuate greater than 7,500 civilians of all communities relentlessly all through the night time to revive regulation and order in Manipur.  The Indian Military stays dedicated to the well-being and security of the inhabitants of Manipur,” the military mentioned in a press release.

On Wednesday, the All Tribal Scholar Union Manipur (ATSUM) known as a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ in Torbung space of Churachandpur district to protest in opposition to the non-tribal Meiteis group’s demand for a Scheduled tribe standing. In keeping with the police, 1000’s took half within the rally throughout which violence broke out between tribals and non-tribals. 

“My state Manipur is burning, kindly assist,” tweeted boxing legend Mary Kom. 


The Meitei group makes up 53% of Manipur’s inhabitants and primarily inhabit the Manipur valley. The Meitei’s declare that they’re going through problem in view of “large-scale unlawful immigration by Myanmarese and Bangladeshis”.

As per present regulation, the Meiteies are usually not allowed to settle within the hill areas of the state. 

A venue the place Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh was scheduled to deal with a programme on Wednesday was vandalised. Extra safety forces have been rushed to the placement from different components of the state to regulate the state of affairs.

Incidents of violence have been reported at this time in some components of Imphal.

Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah at this time spoke with Chief Minister Singh to debate the violence that adopted the protests. The Centre has dispatched Fast Motion Power (RAF) groups to the violence-hit areas of the northeastern state. 

“Treasured lives have been misplaced, in addition to harm of properties, which could be very unlucky,” Chief Minister Singh mentioned, as quoted by information company PTI. 

“The state authorities is taking all steps to keep up the regulation and order state of affairs and extra para-military forces have been requisitioned to guard the lives and properties of the folks. Central and state forces have been directed to take sturdy motion in opposition to people and teams who’re indulging in violence,” he added.

Amid the continuing protests, Chief Minister Zoramthanga of Mizoram wrote to his Manipur counterpart and appealed for peace. 

“Because the Chief Minister of Mizoram, a lifelong neighbour that has a lot in frequent with Manipur when it comes to historical past and tradition, I’m deeply pained by the violence that has flared up in components of your State and the underlying pressure between the Meitei group and the tribals there,” he wrote in a letter.

In view of the risky state of affairs within the state, curfew has been imposed in non-tribal dominated Imphal West, Kakching, Thoubal, Jiribam and Bishnupur districts and tribal-dominated Churachandpur, Kangpokpi and Tengnoupal districts.

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