Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday urged citizens in Manipur to maintain peace, and said that justice will be ensured for all communities.
“There were clashes in Manipur due to a court order,” Shah said at an event in Guwahati. “I appeal to both groups that they should maintain peace, justice will be done with everyone, and we will not spare those who engage in violence. I will myself go to Manipur after a few days and will stay there for three days and will talk to people about establishing peace.”
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On March 27, the High Court had asked the state government to consider petitions for the majority Meitei community’s demand for inclusion among the Scheduled Tribes and decide on them “expeditiously”.
On May 3, violence had first broken out in the northeastern state after thousands participated in a protest march organised by the All Tribal Students’ Union of Manipur to oppose the demand of the majority Meitei community.
The protestors included the Kukis, one of the larger tribal communities in Manipur. They have been at odds with