Violence again in Manipur: 5 deaths, security advisor fears – these people may be behind the latest attacks

Manipur Violence Latest News: Violence has once again erupted in Manipur. Five people were killed, while three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured in fresh violence in several districts of the state on Wednesday (January 17) night and Thursday (January 18) morning. According to media reports, tense and violent protests took place in many parts of the state on Thursday.

According to the police, militants killed four people, all of them Meiteis, in Ningthong Kha Khunau in Bishnupur district at around 2 pm on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Ningthoujam Nabadip (40), Oinam Bamonjao (63), Oinam Manitomba (37) and Thiam Somen (56). Bishnupur Superintendent of Police Meghchandra Singh said, “We managed to recover all the bodies and sent them to Imphal for postmortem.” Meanwhile, in another incident on Thursday morning, militants opened fire in Kangchup of Imphal West district in which 23-year-old Meitei Takhelambam Manoranjan was killed.

‘Myanmar rebels may be involved in the attacks on soldiers in Moreh’

On the other hand, Manipur’s Security Advisor Kuldeep Singh expressed apprehension that some rebels from Myanmar may be involved in the attack on soldiers in the border town of Moreh. On Wednesday morning, a large number of Kuki militants fired simultaneously on police commando posts at three locations. Of these, rebels who had infiltrated from Myanmar could be behind the attack in the border town of Moreh. Let us tell you that two soldiers were killed in the attack in Moreh, 110 km from the state capital Imphal.

Waiting for proof

According to Kuldeep Singh, PDF rebels operating in Moreh and perhaps some additional troops from Myanmar may also attack state forces in Moreh. He has expressed fear of involvement of Myanmar’s rebel group People’s Defense Force (PDF) in this entire attack. However, he also clarified that there is no evidence in this regard yet but it is feared that PDF may be involved in these attacks.

More communities are also getting involved in Manipur violence

In fact, since May 2023, caste violence is continuing between the majority Meitei community and the tribal Kuki. Gradually other communities are also joining it. Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and more than 50,000 have been displaced in the violence in the last eight months.

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