4,786 houses set on fire, 386 religious structures destroyed in Manipur: NHRCOctober 19, 2023
Imphal: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India has said that 4,786 houses were set on fire and 386 religious structures were destroyed or vandalised during the violence in Manipur state over the last few months.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the NHRC registered 18 cases of rights violations and sought measures for relief, rehabilitation, food, schooling, education, health and mental health care services for the violence-affected people.
The NHRC said, at least 180 people were killed, 1,120 others injured and 32 were missing in Manipur since ethnic violence between Meitei and Kuki communities and Indian military operations broke out in the state over five months ago.
In view of the ethnic strife in Manipur, approximately 70,000 men, women and children belonging to different communities have been displaced and are now sheltered in 350 camps set up in schools, government buildings and auditoriums in Manipur.
Several thousand sought refuge in neighbouring states, including Mizoram.