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21 MPs From I.N.D.I.A Reached Manipur To Assess The Ground Situation

A delegation of 21 MPs from the opposition alliance ‘Indian National Development Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) reached Manipur on Saturday (July 29). 

After this the team of MPs reached Churachandpur. Here they met the victims of violence in the relief camp.

The MPs will stay here till July 30 and assess the ground situation. They will also give their opinion to the government and the parliament regarding the ongoing violence in the state for three months and the solution to the problems of the people here.

Meanwhile, the CBI on Saturday (July 29) started investigation by registering an FIR in the case of two women being paraded naked in Manipur. 

On July 27, the Central Government had told the Supreme Court about handing over the investigation of the case to the CBI. 

Along with this, by filing an affidavit, an appeal was also made to get the hearing of the case out of Manipur.

On the other hand, women of the Meitei community demonstrated in Imphal, the capital of Manipur. 

They appealed for peace and said that the administration should not make any separate rules for the Kuki community.

 Meanwhile, Governor Anusuiya Uikey visited the relief camp and met the victims of the violence. Here he consoled a woman by hugging her.

21 MPs from 16 parties included in the INDIA alliance of opposition parties reached Manipur on Saturday. Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary here said, “We have not come to raise political issues, but to understand the pain and ground situation of the people of Manipur. The government has not fulfilled its responsibility.”

In response to this, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said in Kolkata on Saturday, ‘The coalition MPs should also go to Bengal and Rajasthan. Adhir Ranjan should also see the situation in Bengal along with the MPs.

Meanwhile CBI has registered an FIR in connection with the viral video of two women being paraded naked in Manipur on July 19. 

Earlier, Manipur Police reached both the victim women on Friday (July 28). According to reports, the police have recorded their statements.

Violence continues in Manipur since May 3. Things took a turn for the worse when a video of two women being paraded naked went viral on July 19. This incident happened on 4th May.

 Seeing the video, the anger increased among the people. Police have so far arrested seven people in this case, in which one is a minor.

Women of Meitei community demonstrated in Manipur’s capital Imphal on Saturday. They appealed for peace, but said that the administration should not make any separate rules for the Kuki community. 

A large number of men from the Meitei community were also involved in this protest, called by the All Kongba Road United Clubs Organization, a women’s organization.

Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uike reached the relief camp set up in Churachandpur on Saturday and met the victims of violence. 

During this, a woman started crying while narrating the incident. After this the governor got up and consoled her. 

Hundreds of people have been forced to leave their homes in Manipur following the ongoing violence since May 3. All these people are living in relief camps set up by the government.

The ongoing violence between the Kuki and Meitei communities in the state has now turned to the security forces. Encounters broke out between security forces and attackers at several places in Bishnupur and Churachandpur districts in the last 24 hours. The attackers dropped around 200 crude bombs.

Three people have lost their lives in clashes that took place at four different places under Phougakchao police station of Bishnupur. 

At the same time, two had died on Thursday as well. Five people, including one commando each of the Army and Manipur Police, were injured.

It is for the first time that armed mobs are directly targeting BSF and paramilitary forces. Police suspect that militant cadre may be involved in the attack, as such large-scale attacks cannot be carried out by a mob.

To help the paramilitary forces, soldiers of the Kumaon Regiment of the army have also been sent to the spot. 

Meanwhile, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio appealed to the leaders of all the northeastern states not to interfere in Manipur’s affairs.

More than 150 dead in Manipur violence till now. There was no violence from July 16 to July 27, but incidents of violent clashes have increased since the last two days.

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