Manipur Violence: Rahul Gandhi leaves for Manipur

New Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves for Manipur from his residence in Delhi. During this, he will meet people rendered homeless due to caste violence in relief camps. At the same time, will interact with organizations of civil society. Here a party source gave this information.

The Congress leader’s first visit to the northeastern state since violence broke out in Manipur on May 3. A senior Congress leader said that after reaching Imphal, Rahul Gandhi will go to Churachandpur where he will visit relief camps. He will then go to Moirang in the Bishnupur district and interact with homeless people.

The Congress leader said Rahul Gandhi would visit relief camps in Imphal on Friday and later interact with some civil society organisations. Nearly 50,000 people are living in over 300 relief camps in Manipur since the ethnic conflict broke out in May this year.

Ethnic violence between the Meitei and Kuki communities in the state has claimed over 100 lives so far. Violent clashes have broken out in Manipur after a ‘tribal solidarity march’ was organized in the hill districts on May 3 to protest against the demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for the Meitei community.

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