Members of the Kuki organization called the All Tribal Student Union Manipur arranged a tribal solidarity march to protest the Meitei group. It’s reported close to 60,000 protestors came out to march. But the march turned violent.
The Meitei group, fueled by the political influence of the Hindu nationalist organizations Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), went on the offensive. Members of the Meitei group burned down churches, tore down houses and attacked innocents. The casualties in India so far:
–71 people have been confirmed dead.
–230 have reported injury.
–1,700 houses have been torched.
-100 churches were burned.
–45,000 citizens fleeing the violence—the majority of which are believers—have been displaced.
If the situation in Manipur couldn’t get any worse, a cyclone is now building over the Bay of Bengal. With so many citizens without shelter, the situation is extremely dangerous for thousands. Heavy downpours and harsh wind make the risk of landslides great. And the cyclone is predicted to strike Manipur head-on.
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