Crowd surrounded BJP office in Imphal, police released tear gas shells -aabtak24


Manipur Violence: Tension continues in Manipur. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday (June 29) met those displaced by the violence. Meanwhile, a crowd gathered near the BJP office in the state capital Imphal and surrounded the office.

Police used tear gas to disperse them. It can be seen in the video that the police is continuously using tear gas to disperse the crowd. After this the situation is currently under control. 

According to the news agency PTI, some unknown miscreants fired without any provocation in Harothel village of Kangpokpi district on Thursday itself, in which one person was killed. The body was then brought to Khwairamband market in the heart of Imphal and placed in a traditional coffin.

Officials said that the protesters gathered and the crowd threatened to take out a procession with the coffin till the Chief Minister’s residence. Meanwhile, the protesters surrounded a BJP office.

Rahul Gandhi’s convoy was stopped
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met people in Churachandpur. He reached here by helicopter a few hours behind schedule as his convoy was stopped by the police at Bishnupur, about 20 km from Imphal, fearing violence. After which he came back to Imphal and from there reached Churachandpur by helicopter. 

Why violence started in Manipur? 
More than 100 people have died in the violence that broke out in Manipur. A ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was held in the hill districts on May 3 to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status in the state. Clashes started after the event. 

53 percent of Manipur’s population belongs to the Meitei community and it mainly lives in the Imphal Valley. On the other hand, tribal communities like Naga and Kuki constitute 40 percent of the population and live mainly in the hilly districts. 

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