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Fresh Violence Erupts in Manipur After Four Killed by Assailants, Curfew Imposed

Following the heightened tensions, a curfew was imposed in all areas of Imphal West district.

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Fresh violence was reported from Manipur on Monday, 1 January, after the killing of four individuals by unknown assailants.

Details: The incident took place on the evening of New Year's Day in Lilong Nungei of the state's Thoubal district.

  • Unidentified armed assailants came in four Maruti gypsies and opened fire, killing four people.

  • In retaliation, the villagers burnt down the vehicles of the assailants.

  • However, the assailants reportedly managed to escape. The motive behind the attack is not yet clear.

Curfew imposed: Following the heightened tensions, the Manipur government imposed a curfew in all areas of Imphal West district with immediate effect.

Yes, but: "Movement of persons belonging to essential services such as Health, Electricity, PHED, Petrol Pumps, Schools/Colleges, Municipality, Press, and Electronic media, functioning of Courts and to and fro movement of flight passengers to airport and Contractor/Worker with valid Airport Entry Permit (AEP) shall be exempted from the imposition of curfew [...]" the order read.

Following the heightened tensions, a curfew was imposed in all areas of Imphal West district.

Curfew order issued by the Imphal West district magistrate.

(Photo: Accessed by The Quint)

Why it matters: Most of the locals in the area where the attack took place belong to a Muslim community known as Meitei Pangals, who had (so far) not been involved in the recurring episodes of ethnic violence witnessed in the northeastern state since 3 May 2023, according to Hindustan Times.

Message from CM: Condemning the violence and appealing for peace, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said, “Police are working to arrest those behind the attack. They will be arrested soon and punished as per the law."

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