Manipur violence: Why the protest and what are the demands


There seems to be no end in sight to the violence happening in Manipur, India. Entering its third month of lock-down, 8 people were killed on 1 Sept 2015 and several houses burnt as ethnic tensions rising. At the time of completing this article protests continue unabated. It’s time the government calls for an immediate dialogue of all concerned communities in the state, look into their concerns, and a solution be arrived at so that all fears are allayed and protection of all communities in Manipur is ensured. Peace is a collective process, a journey that must be taken together.

This article was written by WILPF partner and Founder of Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network/Control Arms Foundation of India, Binalakshmi Nepram.