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Violence in Manipur, death toll rises to eight

Three persons were killed on Tuesday (September 1) when police opened fire on protesters in Manipur’s Churachandpur district taking the overnight toll to eight.

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Three persons were killed on Tuesday (September 1) when police opened fire on protesters in Manipur’s Churachandpur district taking the overnight toll to eight as fresh violence erupted there, forcing the authorities to continue the indefinite curfew imposed last night on Monday (August 31).

A mob set ablaze the residences of a Manipur minister and two other legislators in Imphal on Monday (August 31) evening to protest against the passage of allegedly “anti-tribal” bills in the 60-member assembly. (Source: PTI)

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The police said that they opened fire on a mob which attacked Churachandpur police station, leaving three of the agitators dead.

A mob set ablaze the residences of a Manipur minister and two other legislators in Imphal on Monday (August 31) evening. (Source: PTI)

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Four persons were injured in the police firing, taking the total number of the injured to 31.

Irate protesters set on fire Churachandpur Police Station in Manipur on Tuesday (September 1) during the 12-hour hill area bandh called by ATSUM (both factions), KSO and ANSAM. (Source: PTI)

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Five persons were killed during a general strike called by the tribal student organisations called a bandh yesterday (August 31) protesting against the passage of three bills.

Irate protesters burn a police vehicle in Churachandpur district of Manipur on Tuesday (September 1). (Source: PTI)

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The tribals feared that the passage of the laws would allow “outsiders” to have rights over tribal land.

In protest against the passage of allegedly “anti-tribal” bills in the Manipur assembly, Irate protesters burn a police vehicle in Churachandpur district on Tuesday (September 1). (Source: PTI)

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The residence of TN Haokip on Tuesday (September 1) which was burnt by the irate protesters in Churachandpur district of Manipur in protest against the passage of allegedly “anti-tribal” bills in the Manipur assembly. (Source: PTI)

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While three bullet-riddled bodies were found in Churachandpur town yesterday, a charred body was recovered from under the debris at the residence of Henglep MLA Manga Vaiphei on Tuesday (September 1) morning.

Protesters throw stone at Indian policemen during a protest in Manipur, India. (Source: AP)

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Unless the Manipur government is able to reassure its tribal population, analysts say that the coming months may see further incidents of violence.

Irate protesters block a road in Churachandpur district of Manipur. (Source: PTI)