Rahul Gandhi Manipur Visit: Ethnic violence broke out in Manipur on 3 May. The violence has not subsided yet. So far more than 100 people have lost their lives. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit violence-hit Manipur on June 29. He will stay in Manipur for two days. AICC general secretary KC Venugopal told that Rahul Gandhi will interact with people in Imphal and Churachandpur.
Venugopal said that Manipur has been burning for almost two months. This is a human tragedy and it is our responsibility to be a force of love and not hate.
“Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Manipur on 29-30 June. He will visit relief camps and interact with civil society representatives in Imphal and Churachandpur during his visit,” says Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal. https://t.co/2aTHoIQhG7 pic.twitter.com/qYXcjydQiX
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So far more than 40 thousand homeless
In fact, on May 3, a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was taken out in the hill districts to protest against the demand of the Meitei community for grant of Scheduled Tribe status. The violence that erupted during this later took a violent form. So far more than 100 people have lost their lives. More than 35 hundred people have been injured. More than 40 thousand people have become homeless. They have been forced to migrate.
The conflict between Meitei and Kuki
The Meitei community constitutes about 53 per cent of the state’s population and lives in the Imphal Valley. On the other hand, tribals like Naga and Kuki form 40 per cent of the population and live in hilly districts.
Home Minister had held an all-party meeting
An all-party meeting on the situation in Manipur was held in New Delhi last week. It was presided over by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. During this, the opposition demanded the removal of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.
Kharge targeted PM Modi
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the violence in Manipur. Kharge tweeted that no amount of propaganda by the BJP-led government can hide its abject failure to deal with the situation in Manipur.
Kharge said that if Modiji is really concerned about Manipur, he should first sack its chief minister.
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