At least 98 people have been killed and over 300 injured since ethnic clashes broke out in Manipur last month, Ednews informs, citing India Today.
Clashes broke out after a Tribal Solidarity March in 10 districts on May 3 to protest against the Meitei community's demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.
Since then, deadly violence has raged in several parts of the state. The violence was preceded by tension over the eviction of Kuki villagers from reserve forest land, which had led to a series of smaller agitations.
According to official figures, over 4,000 cases of arson have been reported since violence gripped Manipur. During the clashes between Meitei and Kuki communities, properties worth crores were torched and thousands were forced to evacuate.