Two students belonging to the Meitei community, who were missing since July, were allegedly kidnapped and killed in violence-hit Manipur Amid a fresh bout of violence in Imphal on Tuesday, days after the pictures showing the bodies of two students surfaced on social media in violence-hit Manipur, several people gathered at Khurai Soibam Leikai in the state capital to hold a candlelight vigil in solidarity. In a video posted by the news agency ANI, several people, including children, are seen standing near lit-up candles and paying their respect A candlelight vigil was held at Khurai Soibam Leikai in Imphal East yesterday over kidnapping and killing of two youths in Manipur.
A fresh wave of violence has gripped the northeastern state over the killing of two students who had gone missing in July. Soon after the mobile internet services were restored in the state on Tuesday, the photos of the two students went viral on social media According to the Manipur Police, the initial probe into the investigation revealed that the two students may have eloped on July 6 but got trapped in an area dominated by the Kuki community while fleeing, after which they were allegedly abducted and murdered. The case has now been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI Several students and residents began massive protests over the incident. During the demonstration, the protesters also reportedly clashed with police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel
Meanwhile, on Thursday night, a protesting mob tried to attack the ancestral house of Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh in Imphal. According to the police, the security forces used several rounds of tear gas shells to stop and disperse the mob Two groups of people came from different directions and approached the CM’s ancestral residence but they were stopped,” the police said Violence in the northeastern state first began on May 3 after clashes broke out during a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ to protest against the majority Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe status. Since then, at least over 170 people have been killed and several hundreds have been injured in the ethnic clashes in the state
Manipur Violence News LIVE: Several photos of the deceased bodies of two missing Meitei teenagers appeared on the internet who were allegedly killed by suspected Kuki militants. In the images, one shows the two students’ dead bodies, while the other one shows them sitting in fear with two armed men in the background housands of students in Imphal took to the streets on 26 September. A large number of students gathered and staged a demonstration in Imphal seeking justice for the two Meitei students, who went missing on 6 July – during the peak of ethnic violence in the state Mobile internet services were suspended for five days in Manipur. The curbs will remain effective in the state till 7.45 pm on 1 October 2023. The Manipur government Tuesday said all the government, aided and private unaided schools will be closed till Friday in view of the prevailing law and order situation in the state
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA was extended by another six months in Manipur on Wednesday barring 19 police stations falling under the Imphal valley and an area that shares its boundary with neighboring Assam The Congress General Secretary in Charge of Communications, Jairam Ramesh, on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Manipur violence, saying why he cannot find a day to visit Manipur is simply beyond any understanding The Prime Minister is roaming around different states, leaving behind his trademark trail of lies, abuses, and insults. Why he cannot find a day to visit Manipur is simply beyond any understanding