Manipur, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga condemned the ongoing violence in the State of Manipur and said that the situation has “worsened” in recent weeks.
The violence in Manipur has claimed the lives of nearly 120 people and injured over 3,000 others. The violence started when a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe status. Started in May, the violence and its destructions are not ending, making it difficult for the people of the State to live. houses are being burnt and people are dying in this constant attacks.
In a long social media post, Mr. Zoramthanga said, “While we hope with much goodwill, anticipation and hope, things would turn for the better, situations seem to have worsened. When will it stop? I condole my Manipuri Zo ethnic brethren, my incessant prayers for those who have lost their loved ones, their homes and families wrecked in shatters. May the gracious Lord give you the strength and the wisdom to navigate through this disastrous incident.”
The onset of May witnessed a brutal, untoward and uncalled-for incident in Manipur. At this very moment, 3:30am, July the 4th, 2023; nothing seems to have changed. We are counting, and today is the 62nd day.
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— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) July 3, 2023
The army and other central forces have been deployed to restore peace in the northeastern state, where violence between the Meitei and Kuki communities has continued for two months resulting in a both loss of lives and displacement of thousands.