Imphal: In a heart-breaking video from Manipur, a woman is seen weeping and grieving the death of her husband with the child in her hand. The clip captures the tragedy that Manipur has suffered from since May 3, 2023. The picture of the wailing woman along with the crying child encapsulates the disaster endured by the north-eastern state due to the ethnic clashes that broke out between the Kuki and Meitei communities in Manipur.
Kuki women paraded naked video
Earlier, the video showing Kuki women paraded naked and one of them gang-raped by a mob in Manipur's Kangpokpi district on May 4 had gone viral on July 19, causing widespread anger and shockwaves across the country. The shocking video led to an uproar in the Parliament by the Opposition parties, who demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the violence in Manipur. The Prime Minister, soon before the start of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, had called the incident a matter that had shamed 140 crore Indians.
In his reply in the parliament and speaking from the Red Fort on the occasion of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that peace was slowly returning to the state and that "the country is with the people of Manipur."
Protests by students
Massive protests by students against the alleged killing of two youths who went missing on July 6 rocked Manipur recently. Photos of the dead bodies of students went viral on social media which triggered the protests and led to the sending of a CBI team from Delhi to the state for enquiry.
NIA arrests a terror suspect
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday (September 30) arrested one terror suspect, identified as Seiminlun Gangte, in connection with its probe into a trans-national conspiracy by Myanmar and Bangladesh based terror outfits to wage war against the government of India by exploiting the current unrest in Manipur.