How did the bloodiest day of Manipur ethnic clashes come about? Let’s Find Out
It is no news that Manipur is burning. The state is now seeing one of the worst possible ethnic clashes in its history. The bloodiest day of Manipur ethnic clashes was just another proof of how the state needs immediate intervention and there is a dire need to control these clashes.
Manipur's ethnic clashes have taken a devastating toll on its people.
Despite the loss of over 100 lives, injuries to 300 individuals & the displacement of thousands, PM @narendramodi has chosen to maintain a disconcerting silence.@BJP4India has widened historical tensions,…
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) June 17, 2023
What happened on the bloodiest day of Manipur ethnic clashes?
A small hamlet in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district had been facing attacks for 36 hours by an armed group. This frustration with the attack led to a backlash that killed nine, left ten wounded, and five missing. And this is how the bloodiest day of the Manipur ethnic clash came about. The clashes that had begun on May 3rd have already caused widescale casualties and losses.
The deaths occurred inside a church building in Aigejang village. It was suspected that these armed men who had attacked the hamlet had gathered here. A mob of people surrounded the church with weapons, guns, spears, traditional weapons, and daggers, while some marched in to attack the ones inside.
Manipur Still Burning
May 3, Ethnic Clashes
May 29, Amit Shah visits
May 10, Karnataka Elections
Politics a priority ?
Taking care of Manipur can wait !
Amit Shah sets up peace committee
Rejected by Meiteis & Kukis
In such clashes
Country loses !
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) June 17, 2023
“Hostilities started with firing by one side around 10pm Tuesday, leading to retaliation and more violence that continued well into the early hours of Wednesday,” said Imphal East SP K Shivakanta Singh.
I return briefly to social media to discover that #Manipur has been devastated and divided as never before. Manipur Violence Latest News: 9 killed, 10 injured in bloodiest day of Manipur ethnic clashes | Imphal News – Times of India https://t.co/IDGvuiGpyO
— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) June 15, 2023
Manipur Chief Minister Says That The Culprits Will Be Caught
CM N Biren Singh says that those involved in the violence will be caught and booked as per law. He says- “We can’t immediately say that everything will be all right. Those who have suffered have strong feelings and emotions. But you have seen that with the efforts of the Govt, and by involving the people, it is reducing.”
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