Rahul Gandhi embarks on his two-day visit to violence-hit Manipur today
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit violence-hit Manipur, where ethnic clashes have led to the displacement of people and loss of lives. He will visit relief camps, meet with civil society representatives, and emphasize the need for peace and healing in the region.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has embarked on his two-day visit to violence-hit Manipur today, June 29, said AICC general secretary KC Venugopal. He has left from his residence in Delhi.
The visit by Rahul Gandhi comes as the ethnic clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities in Manipur spiraled into large-scale conflict with insurgent groups running their missions at the expense of innocent lives.
More than 130 people have lost their life since 3 May and the Opposition is demanding the imposition of President's rule in the state.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah convened an all-party meeting on Saturday and gave them a detailed picture of the efforts taken by the state and central government to restore peace in the state. The government has deployed around 36,000 security personnel in the state and 40 IPS officers are also monitoring the situation in Manipur.
Indian Army on Sunday appealed to the people of Manipur to stop unwarranted interference in their operations as it is detrimental to the timely response by security forces.
The appeal came hours after a women-led mob of around 1,500 people forced Indian Army to release 12 cadres of the insurgent group Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL).
“Women activists in Manipur are deliberately blocking routes and interfering in the operations of security forces. Such unwarranted interference is detrimental to the timely response by security forces during critical situations to save lives and property. The Indian Army appeals to all sections of the population to support our endeavours in restoring peace. Help us to help Manipur," the Spear Corps of the Indian Army said in a tweet.
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