Manipur Violence News Live Updates: Govt extends AFSPA to hilly areas of state effective October 1 | India News

Manipur News Today Live Updates: As pictures confirming the murder of two missing youths sparked unrest in Manipur again, Congress National President Mallikarjan Kharge today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state. demanded the sacking of the “incompetent” chief minister.

ManipurManipur News Live Updates: In Imphal, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, protests against the killing of two youths allegedly abducted in July, after police fired teargas shells and baton-charged protesters. During the students ran away. More than 30 students, mostly girls, were injured. (PTI photo)

Manipur Latest News Live Updates: The Manipur government has extended the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the hilly areas of the state for 6 months from October 1. The area, which has been declared ‘disturbed’, is apart from 19 police stations in the valley, an official notification said. As Photos confirming the murder of two missing Meitei youths Manipur has yet again seen unrest, with Congress national president and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjan Kharge today targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding the sacking of the state’s “incompetent” chief minister.

“People of Manipur have been suffering for 147 days, but PM Modi has no time to visit the state… Senior Prime Minister Narendra Modi sacked BJP’s incompetent Manipur CM. ,” he wrote on X. More than two months after their disappearance, two photographs of the youths have emerged that confirm they were killed. The killings led to fresh Meiteis protests in the valleys of the northeastern state on Tuesday. A team of 10 CBI officers along with the Special Director will reach Manipur today to investigate the incident.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said that efforts are being made by the state and central governments to find a way to normalize the situation in the state. “…There are also tensions that obviously have a long history that goes back to that. And today, I think there is an effort by the state government and the central government to find a way out. “That a sense of normalcy should be restored, that the weapons seized during this period should be recovered, that there is a proper law. – Order to be enforced there so that incidents of violence do not occur,” Jaishankar of Manipur said. said the Council on Foreign Relations in response to a question on the situation.

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Manipur News Live Updates: Protests erupt, Internet shut down after photos confirm death of two missing Methi youths. Follow the latest updates from Manipur here.

Security personnel stand guard during a protest against the killing of two youths who were allegedly kidnapped in July in Imphal on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. (PTI photo)

After nearly five months of mobile internet services being suspended in Manipur, the facility was restored last Saturday. “As a precautionary measure to prevent untoward incidents, the state government banned the internet. But from today, the internet will be restored,” Brin said. However, widespread protests over the death of the two youths. After that, the services were stopped again on Tuesday evening.

It was on May 3 that the first clashes in Manipur took place during the Tribal Solidarity March in adjoining areas of Bishnopur and Chorachandpur districts. Intermittent violence – emerging from ethnic conflict between the Mete and Kuki communities – has since kept the state on the boil, claiming more than 175 lives and injuring more than 1,000.

Tens of thousands have fled their homes, and some have sought refuge in government-run camps. According to figures presented by Inspector General of Police (Operations) IK Muivah earlier this month, more than 5,000 incidents of arson have been reported, with more than 4,700 houses torched. Mayoh said 386 religious structures were vandalized through arson, of which 254 were churches and 132 were temples.

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First published: 27-09-2023 at 10:00 IST

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