Monday, October 2

The violence in Manipur is a result of political polarization, and Rahul Gandhi must intervene immediately to stop the violence.

The Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, emphasized on Sunday that the violence in Manipur’s northeastern state is disturbing and requires prompt action to be taken.

He claimed that the state’s violence was a consequence of dividing, hatred, and anger.

Gandhi, who is currently in Kerala for two days and will be back in Delhi tonight, stressed the need to keep families together.

After laying the foundation stone for the Community Disability Management Center (CDMC) at St Joseph High School Auditorium in Kodenchery in Cozhikode, Gandhi stated that it would take many years for their violence-inflicted wounds to heal.

“The sadness and anger won’t disappear quickly,” he added.

He remarked that the violence in Manipur taught him about the consequences of division, hatred, and anger in a state.

After being reinstated as MP of Wayanad, Gandhi is now in Kerala for his first visit.

The number of cases investigated by the CBI in relation to Manipur violence has been raised to 17, as stated by officials in a PTI report.

The PTI report stated that the central agency could prioritize any case related to sexual assault or crime against women, not just the 17 cases.

A ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts on May 3 to protest against the majority Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe status, resulting in over 160 deaths and several hundred injuries.

Meiteis make up around 53% of the population in Manipur, residing mostly in the Imphal Valley and other Nagas and Kuki tribes making up 40% with most settlements in hill districts.

(With input from PTI)

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