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  • Updated: September 28, 2023

Curfew Imposed In India’s Manipur As Violence Escalates Amid Student Protests

Curfew Imposed In India’s Manipur As Violence Escalates Am

In the wake of escalating violence and unrest, Manipur, a northeastern state in India, has been gripped by chaos.

Dozens of students were injured in violent clashes following protests sparked by the alleged abduction and murder of two students.

Manipur is facing what many experts describe as an intense civil war. This conflict is rooted in longstanding disputes over land, job opportunities, and political influence between the state's two largest ethnic groups.

Authorities have imposed a curfew. Indefinite curfew had to be implemented in Imphal and in some other districts,” L Kailun, a senior police official posted in Imphal, said on Thursday.

Mobile internet services have been suspended for five days, and an indefinite curfew has been implemented in the capital city of Imphal and some other districts.

The situation remains highly volatile, with armed mobs vandalizing political offices and targeting law enforcement.

Since the violence first erupted on May 3, more than 180 people have been killed and some 50,000 have fled their homes in Manipur.

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