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Manipur Violence: Rahul Gandhi visits Guv Anusuiya Uikey, to meet civil group leaders next

Manipur Violence: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Friday met Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey in Imphal after he visited people affected by the violence in the state. He will also have a meeting with leaders of civil society groups in the state capital. Gandhi reached relief camps in Moirang town this morning where he met displaced […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Jun 30, 2023 15:27 IST
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Manipur Violence: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Friday met Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey in Imphal after he visited people affected by the violence in the state. He will also have a meeting with leaders of civil society groups in the state capital.

Gandhi reached relief camps in Moirang town this morning where he met displaced families who were forced to move out due to the clashes took place in the state, informed the Congress.

Meanwhile on Thursday, Gandhi visited Churachandpur district where he reached through helicopter as his convoy was stopped near Bishnupur district.

Manipur has been witnessing a series of violent clashes everyday following the conflict between Kuki and Meitei communities. As per media reports, at least 100 people have lost their lives, while over 400 were wounded.

In a Twitter post, senior Congress leader KC Venugopal said the state had been “burning for nearly two months” and “desperately needs a healing touch so that society can move from conflict to peace”.

The clashes in the two communities were started in May. Angry mob wrecked churches, houses and temples in the state, forcing over 60,000 people to leave their homes.

Nearly, 40,000 security forces were deployed to quell the violence. Prior to Gandhi’s visit, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had visited Manipur.

First published on: Jun 30, 2023 03:27 PM IST

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