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United Nations Expressed Concern Over Violence In Manipur

After the second outbreak of violence in Manipur, the United Nations has expressed concern over the situation in the state. 

The United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHR) wrote on social media on Friday (October 6) – We are concerned about the threats being received by human rights activist Bablu Lithongbam, who spoke on the Manipur violence.

On October 5, a violent mob attacked the house of Bablu Lithongbam in Kaithelmangbi, Imphal West. UNHR held Meitei Lipuns and Arambai Tengol responsible for the incident. 

Also demanded the authorities to provide security to Bablu Lithongbam, his family and house.

Human rights activist Bablu Lithongbam has been critical of Meitei fundamentalist organizations Meitei Lipuns and Arambai Tengol. 

Meitei Lipuns had announced to boycott Bablu Lithongbam and Brinda Thounaojam on 5 October.

On the evening of October 5, the mob vandalized Bablu Lithongbam’s house. However, Bablu was not at home then. 

Five days before the attack, Bablu, while talking to Dainik Bhaskar, had expressed the fear of an attack on his house.

After the attack, a video of Bablu Lithongbam surfaced on social media, in which he apologized to the people of Manipur for his statement given in an interview in the initial days of Manipur violence.

Bablu Lithongbam has been critical of state CM N Biren. 

He had said that to end the violence in Manipur, BJP should make another BJP leader the CM instead of N Biren Singh. He also advised the BJP government to talk to the Kuki community.

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