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Meiteis in Mizoram ‘under threat,’ forced to leave homes; Manipur govt to arrange flights

Aizwal: The violence in Manipur has caused trouble to the Meitei community living in the neighbouring state Mizoram, forcing them to leave their house here for safety of their lives. With a recent announcement of a group of former millitants in Mizoram, the Manipur government decided to airlift people from Meitei community from the state […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Jul 23, 2023 19:19 IST
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Aizwal: The violence in Manipur has caused trouble to the Meitei community living in the neighbouring state Mizoram, forcing them to leave their house here for safety of their lives.

With a recent announcement of a group of former millitants in Mizoram, the Manipur government decided to airlift people from Meitei community from the state capital, Aizwal. Meiteis are one of the tribes in Manipur engagged in an on-going ethnic ‘war’ since May this year.

PAMRA (Peace Accord MNF Returnees’ Association) issued a statement cautioning Meities about the potential threat to their lives in response to the sexual violence against the two women who were paraded naked (manipur women parade) in Kangpokpi district of Manipur.

“In anticipation of possible development of tension which could threaten the security of Meiteis living in Aizawl, due to the public outrage against the recent viral video of two tribal Kuki – Zo brutally assaulted in Manipur. Security arrangements are made in order to ensure the safety of Meitei in Aizawl,” read the letter.

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As per media reports, 69 Meiteis have already left the city and took flight from Aizawl’s Lengpui Airport to Imphal, while many are desperate to flee and reach to a safer place.

Three months passed by and a video emerged showing at least a thousand men carrying out a procession after forcibly strepping two women naked. The women belonged to the Kuki-Zo community. The incident was from Kangpokpi district in the state.

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Kapil Sibal Suggests ‘Proactive govt’, asks for Meitei’s safety 

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal also took a dig at the state government and adviced the latter should be more proactive than reactive. “Muddying the debate by referring to other states won’t help,” said the MP through a Twitter post.

First published on: Jul 23, 2023 07:19 PM IST

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