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175 killed, 32 lacking & over 1 100 injured in 4 months of ethnic strife

Not less than 175 individuals have been killed and 1,108 others injured whereas 32 are lacking within the ethnic clashes which have erupted in Manipur, the north-eastern state of India since early Could.

Based on official figures, as many as 4,786 homes have been set on fireplace and 386 non secular buildings vandalised.

Addressing the media, IGP (Operations) I Ok Muivah stated, “In this challenging time that Manipur is in, we can reassure the public that the police, central forces and the civil administration are trying round-the-clock to bring normalcy back.”

Of the weapons which were “lost”, 1,359 firearms and 15,050 ammunition have been recovered, Muivah stated on Thursday.

A lot of arms and ammunition of the police have allegedly been looted by the rioters through the violence.

As many as 5,172 arson circumstances have been reported, Muivah stated, including, 386 non secular buildings – 254 church buildings and 132 temples – have been vandalised.

“Security barricades from Phougakchao Ikhai in Bishnupur district to Kangvai in Churachandpur district have been removed, while security has been provided on national highways,” he stated.

IGP (Administration) Ok Jayanta stated of the 175 individuals who died, 9 are nonetheless unidentified.

“Seventy-nine of the bodies have been claimed while 96 remain unclaimed. At RIMS and JNIMS (hospitals in Imphal), 28 and 26 bodies have been kept respectively, while 42 are at Churachandpur hospital,” he knowledgeable.
Jayanta stated that 9,332 circumstances have been registered and 325 individuals have been arrested.

In the meantime, IGP (Zone-3) Nishit Ujjwal stated NH-32 and NH-2 are functioning usually.

Ethnic violence broke out within the northeastern state on Could 3, when a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised within the hill districts to protest towards the Meitei neighborhood’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) standing.

Meiteis account for about 53 per cent of Manipur’s inhabitants and reside principally within the Imphal Valley, whereas tribals, which embrace Nagas and Kukis, represent 40 per cent and reside principally within the hill districts.

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