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Manipur tense up the acts of violence keep increasing army officials give a statement

Manipur has seen communal tensions previously but the current situation is unprecedented owing to the fact that both communities have a large number of weapons, a senior Army official said on Friday. Lt. General PC Nair, Director General of Assam Rifles said, “The situation that we are facing in Manipur is unprecedented. We have never faced anything of this kind. Something similar happened in the early 90s when the Nagas and Kukis fought and then within the Kuki groups there was a fight in the late 90s

Speaking of the current threats, he said, “Today, the biggest challenge is the large number of weapons that are out within both communities. Related to this, is the minds of both communities. Today, there’s so much against each other, it’s so corrupted. “This needs to be stalled. There is a need for realization to come for the people that the only way forward is peace…,” he adds

Changes in the last decade have been phenomenal’

Nair also praised the developments that happened in the last 10 years and urged all to look forwards

“The changes in the last decade have been phenomenal in terms of infrastructure, educational institutions, job opportunities, airports and highways…Who, 10 years ago would have ever imagined that a Femina Miss India or a Durand Cup or a G20 meet would ever happen?”

If somebody asked this question, you would say “Are you mad to ask such a question” but all this has happened and this is what I want to remind the citizens of Manipur. Let’s get back there because as you move forward that is the only way to ensure your socioeconomic progress…, he added

More than 160 people have been killed and several hundred injured since ethnic violence broke out in Manipur on May 3, when a “Tribal Solidarity March” was organized in the hill districts to protest against the majority Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe status.

Meitei’s account for about 53 percent of Manipur’s population and live mostly in the Imphal valley, while tribals, including Nagas and Kukis, constitute 40 percent and reside mostly in the hill districts.

in his statement Shillong, Meghalaya | Lt. General PC Nair, Director General of Assam Rifles says “The situation that we are facing in Manipur is unprecedented. We have never faced anything of this kind. Something similar happened in the early 90s when the Nagas and Kukis fought and then within the Kuki groups also there was a fight in the late 90s. Today, the biggest challenge is the large number of weapons that are out within both communities. Related to this, is the minds of both communities. Today, there’s so much against each other, it’s so corrupted. This needs to be stalled. There is a need for realization to come for the people that the only way forward is peace…”

Another person died when a country-made gun he was using misfired and hit him on his face near Narainsena village  on the same day, officials said.

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