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Manipur violence: Kuki community members protest outside Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence

New Delhi, June 7 (Language)

Members of Manipur’s Kuki community protested outside the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Wednesday against the ongoing violence in the northeastern state. Police gave this information. Police said that the protesters were holding placards in their hands, on which it was written that “protect the lives of the people of the Kuki community.” The protesters also raised slogans. According to the police, four protesters were allowed inside his residence for a meeting with the Home Minister, while the rest were sent to Jantar Mantar.

At least 98 people have lost their lives and over 310 have been injured in the ethnic violence that broke out in Manipur a month ago. At present, a total of 37,450 people have taken shelter in 272 relief camps in the state. Caste violence was first reported in the state on May 3 after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organized in the hill districts of Manipur to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.

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