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Rahul Gandhi to visit Violence-Hit Manipur on June 29-30

Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader will visit Manipur, the violence-hit state on Thursday, said party general secretary K C Venugopal on Tuesday.

“Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Manipur on June 29-30. He will visit relief camps and interact with civil society representatives in Imphal and Churachandpur during his visit,” Venugopal tweeted.

“Manipur has been burning for nearly two months and desperately needs a healing touch so that society can move from conflict to peace. This is a humanitarian tragedy and it is our responsibility to be a force of love, not hate,” he added.

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Discussion by Shah on the condition of Manipur 

An all-party meeting summoned last week by Union home minister Amit Shah had a thorough discussion on the condition in Manipur during which several rival parties sought an all-party council visit to the northeastern state but the government remained non-committal.

Shah said there is a need to stride cautiously in such an ignitable situation. He warned that every move can have consequences.

Shah said that the government is making all efforts to restore harmony in the state and bring about ethnic reconciliation while seeking the help of all parties to return to normalcy. 

The minister maintained that the Centre has spared no effort to guarantee the early return of peace to the state, which has noticed ethnic scrabble for more than 50 days.

Nearly 120 people have lost their lives and over 3,000 injured since the ethnic violence erupted in Manipur on May 3. A large number of houses were ignited, giving rise to many homeless people in the brutality between Meitei and Kuki communities.

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