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Manipur violence backlash spills into Delhi University as Kuki students clash with Meiteis

06:39 PM May 06, 2023 IST | APN Live
manipur violence backlash spills into delhi university as kuki students clash with meiteis

The backlash of the Manipur carnage spillled into the national capital as tribal Kuki students reportedly clashed with non-tribal Meiteis at the Delhi University North Campus.


According to reports a group of Kuki students residing in the DU’s North Campus alleged that they were attacked by a group of Meiteis on Thursday night.

On Friday, the Kuki students staged a protest outside the Maurice Nagar Police Station after the police allegedly refused to file their complaint.


A police official said that a case has been registered and the incident is being investigated, adding that the cops have detained some students in connection with the alleged attack.

The incident comes in the backdrop of the rabid violence that ripped through parts of Manipur this week leaving at least 54 people dead and wanton destruction in its wake in the northeastern state.


Earlier today, the Army said that the situation in worst-hit areas— Churachandpur, Kangpokpi, Moreh, and Kakching—has been brought under “firm control” even as life crawled back to normalcy in state capital Imphal.

Violent demonstrations erupted in Torbung area of Churachandpur district on Wednesday during a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ called by the All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) to protest the demand of non-tribal Meiteis, who dominate the Imphal Valley, for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.

As per reports, thousands hit the streets and participated in the solidarity march. However, the protests turned violent as clashes erupted between tribals and non-tribals in the area, and soon spread to other districts.

Following the clashes, the Indian Army was called in to quell the raging violence even as the state governor authorized shoot-at-sight orders subject to extreme circumstances.

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) cancelled trains to Manipur on Friday in wake of the violence.

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