Manipur Violence: US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti has said that the United States stands ready to assist India in dealing with the violence in Manipur. Garcetti said Manipur is a “humanitarian concern” for the US and more investment could come if there is peace.
At a press conference in Kolkata on Thursday, Ambassador Eric Garcetti said, “Let me speak about Manipur first. We pray for peace there. When you ask us about the concern of the United States, I don’t think it is a strategic concern. I think it’s a human concern.”
#WATCH | US ambassador to India Eric Garcetti speaks on Manipur violence, says,” I don’t think it’s about strategic concerns, it’s about human concerns. You don’t have to be an Indian to care when children or individuals die in this sort of violence. We know peace as a precedent… pic.twitter.com/4ZniEo6Opz
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He said that when we see children and individuals dying in the kind of violence that we see in Manipur, you don’t have to be an Indian to worry and we know that peace is a precedent for many other good things. . Many other good things have happened in the Northeast in the past, but they cannot continue without peace.
Offering US assistance, Garcetti said, “If asked, we are ready to assist in any way. We know this is an Indian matter and we pray for peace. If peace prevails, then we can bring more cooperation, more projects, more investment.”
Woman shot dead in Manipur’s Imphal
A woman was shot dead outside a school in Manipur’s Imphal West district on Thursday. The violence in Manipur began when a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organized to protest the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe status. Since then, more than 130 people have lost their lives in ethnic violence between the Meitei and Kuki communities.