A mob attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mandal office in Manipur’s Thoubal district in response to the alleged kidnapping and murder of two students in the state. The protesters damaged the office, wrecked a car, broke windows, and demolished the gate.
The government expanded the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Manipur for six months, except for 19 police stations in the Imphal valley and a region bordering Assam.
The state government battled violent protests, leaving 65 protesters injured, and reinstated curfew in two districts of East and West Imphal. Chief Minister N Biren Singh condemned the kidnapping and murder of the two students and promised a “maximum penalty” for those responsible.
As Manipur fresh violence erupts, mob set ablaze the BJP office in Thoubal
To look into the asserted “kidnapping and killing” of the two students, a CBI team led by the organization’s Special Director Ajay Bhatnagar arrived in Imphal this afternoon on a flight, according to ANI.
The kidnapping and murder of two students in the Manipur
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mandal office in Manipur’s Thoubal district was lit on fire by a furious mob on Wednesday. In response to the alleged kidnapping and murder of two students in the state, a sizable protestor group attacked the BJP office, according to a report in India Today.
According to the report, the incensed protesters wrecked a parked car on the property, broke the windows, and demolished the office gate.
Violent protests exploded in Imphal for a second day
On Wednesday, violent protests erupted in Imphal for a second day in a row despite Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s assurances to Chief Minister N Biren Singh that the perpetrators of the kidnapping and deaths of the two youths would be dealt with swiftly.
AFSPA gets inflated in Manipur
The government expanded the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Manipur for an additional six months, except for 19 police stations in the Imphal valley and a region that shares a border with Assam.
The state government battled violent protests that left 65 protesters hurt over the previous two days and reinstated curfew in two districts of East and West Imphal.
Criminals will get to face”maximum repercussions”
N Biren Singh, the chief minister of Manipur, strongly condemned the purported “kidnapping and murder” of two students on Wednesday and promised “maximum penalty” for those responsible.
Manipur BJP CM N Biren Singh’s statement
“There has been not one shot of fire from both sides for 1-1.5 months, and harmony seems to get restored. A sorrowful incident occurred when a boy and a girl from Meity went missing on July 3. On August 28, we finally turned the case over to CBI after trying to locate them. Yesterday, a video went viral showing the discovery of the corpses of the two missing young people,” according to Singh.
Since ethnic violence erupted in Manipur on May 3, when a “Tribal Solidarity March” occurred in the mountainous regions to oppose the dominant Meitei community’s request for Scheduled Tribe status, over 180 people have been slain and several hundred wounded.