Manipur violence: Congress to send observers to assess ground situation

HY News 17 May, 2023 11:13 am IST

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A delegation of Indian National Congress (INC), Manipur unit led by opposition leader and former Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh met national Party President Mallikarjun Kharge and party leader Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Tuesday evening.

Taking to Twitter, the party president Kharge said "a delegation of @INCManipur leaders apprised me of the tremendous difficulties which the people of Manipur had to go through during these troubling times. A team of observers are being sent shortly to ascertain the ground realities".

Expressing concern over the situation in Manipur which was rocked by violence earlier this month, the Congress on Wednesday decided to send observers to ascertain the ground realities in the state. The Congress chief said the situation in Manipur remains tense and was deeply distressing.

"The Union Government should do everything possible to see normalcy returns to the state. Every community has a stake in ensuring peace. Let us take everyone in confidence," Kharge also said.

On May 03, clashes broke out in Manipur after a 'Tribal Solidarity March' was organised in the 10 hill districts to protest against the Meitei community's demand for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. The violence was preceded by tension over the eviction of Kuki villagers from reserve forest land, which had led to a series of smaller agitations.

At least 73 people were killed, 231 injured and 1,700 houses, including religious places, were burnt in the ethnic violence that rocked the state, officials said.

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