Tension in Jiribam: Fresh Violence Erupts in Ethnic Strife-Torn Manipur

Jiribam district in Manipur remains tense but under control after suspected militants torched police outposts and homes. Additional security forces have been deployed. The violence, stemming from ethnic strife, has led to the deaths of over 200 people and displacement of thousands since May last year.


PTI | Imphal | Updated: 09-06-2024 13:26 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 13:26 IST
Tension in Jiribam: Fresh Violence Erupts in Ethnic Strife-Torn Manipur
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Jiribam district in Manipur is witnessing heightened tension after suspected militants set police outposts and numerous homes ablaze on Sunday. The Manipur Police confirmed that while the situation remains 'tense,' it is currently 'under control.'

Following the latest outbreak of violence on Saturday, the state has deployed additional security forces to the affected areas. 'The situation is tense but under control in the wake of violent disturbances in Jiribam district,' the Manipur Police said in an official statement. More than 70 homes in villages such as Lamtai Khunou, Dibong Khunou, Nunkhal, and Begra have been torched, confirmed a senior police official.

Ethnic strife between the Meitei and Kuki communities continues to escalate, leading to over 200 deaths and the displacement of thousands since May last year. In response to these events, newly elected Congress MP, Angomcha Bimol Akoijam, called on the Manipur government to protect the lives and properties in Jiribam. The diverse district, historically unaffected by the ongoing ethnic conflict, now finds itself at the epicenter of this distressing crisis.

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