Manipur Violence: Violence has once again reared its head in Manipur, with reports of two houses being set on fire in the Imphal West district.
The incident is said to have taken place in the New Keithelmanbi area of the Patsoi police station late Wednesday night.
Following the attack, the alleged perpetrator fled the scene. Police acted swiftly, collaborating with the fire service to gain control over the flames.
According to PTI news agency, the situation had escalated into tension in the area after the entire incident, but it is now under control.
Authorities reported that after the incident, women from the Meitei community gathered in the area, but security forces intervened and deterred them from advancing further.
Additional security forces have been deployed to maintain order in the region.
The clashes in Manipur initially erupted on May 3rd in Churachandpur town when tribal groups initiated protests against a proposed modification to the state's reservation system.
This modification involved granting Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Meitei community.
Since then, there have been more than 180 reported deaths and numerous injuries.
Many people have been displaced from their homes, and several houses have been set ablaze.
According to state government officials, approximately 4,500 weapons and roughly 650,000 rounds of ammunition have been reported as missing.
So far, the Manipur police and security forces have successfully retrieved 1,500 firearms and around 15,000 rounds of ammunition, as stated by police officials.