People from the Kuki community during the protest outside Amit Shah’s residence, in Delhi. Pic/PTI
People from Manipur's Kuki community held a protest outside Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence here on Wednesday against the ongoing violence in the northeastern state, police said. The protesters were holding placards with messages such as âSave Kuki Lives' and raising slogans, they said.
Police said four of the protesters were allowed to enter the home minister's residence for a meeting and the rest were shifted to Jantar Mantar.
Meanwhile, an injured eight-year-old boy was killed along with his mother and another relative when an ambulance with the three on board was waylaid by a mob and set ablaze in Manipur's West Imphal district, officials said. The incident occurred on Sunday evening when the boy was being taken to a hospital after he sustained a bullet injury in his head during a shootout, they said.
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The Congress asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "still silent". "There appears to be no letting up in the enormous disaster that has engulfed Manipur for the past seven weeks. The home minister visited belatedly after a month," Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter.
"But why is the PM still silent? Why doesn't he visit the state and make an appeal for reconciliation between communities? Why can't he encourage an all-party delegation to visit Manipur?" he asked.
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