Manipur Violence: Violence was reported in Manipur's Bishnupur district, as a gunfight erupted between two communities in Bishnupur's Moirang. According to residents, gunshots were heard on Wednesday night as well.
Several residences are said to have been set on fire during the rioting. Many villagers who lived near where the gunfight erupted had to seek refuge elsewhere.
One of the villagers told India Today about the shooting, "The gunfight has been going on since last night." We didn't sleep and didn't eat anything all night."
According to police, two buses used to transport security forces personnel in Manipur's Kangpokpi district were destroyed by a mob on Wednesday. Fortunately, no one was hurt as a result of the incident.
The incident occurred on Tuesday( July 25 ) evening near Sapormeina, as the buses were on their way from Dimapur.
The fatal tragedy occurred when a group of people from one of the region's warring communities stopped buses having Manipur registration numbers at Sapormeina.
On May 4th, an incident of Gangrape and the forceful naked parade of women took place in B Phainom village, which occurred one day after the ongoing ethnic clashes between the Meiteis and Kukis in Kangpokpi district.
According to the TOI report, during the mob violence, two men were killed, and three women were forcibly stripped and subjected to gang rape. One of the victims' brothers lost his life while trying to protect his sister. the three women managed to escape with the help of locals.
A woman fell victim to a fatal shooting outside a school in the Imphal West district of Manipur by unknown attackers today (July 06). This occurrence followed just a day after schools had resumed operations in the tumultuous state.
It all started on May 3, when a 'Tribal Solidarity March' was conducted in the 10 hill districts of Manipur to protest the Meitei community's desire for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) classification, resulting in the deaths of at least 54 people.
Since May 3, Manipur has been engulfed in a state of unrest as clashes erupted between the Meitei and Kuki communities, triggered by a protest march organized by the All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM). Tragically, the ongoing violence in the hilly state has resulted in the loss of over 100 lives.
A long history of mutual suspicion between ethnic groups in the Imphal valley and its surrounding hills erupted into a simmering conflict after the BJP-led Manipur government began an eviction drive to remove tribal villagers from the reserved forest.