‘Brutal & terrible’: US expresses concern over violence in Manipur

A US State Department spokesperson condemned the atrocities against two Kuki women and extended his sympathy to the victims.

The United States on Sunday expressed grief over Manipur violence and said that it was deeply concerned about reports of violence against Kuki-Zo tribals in Manipur.

According to a Reuters report, a US State Department spokesperson condemned the incident in which two women were paraded naked, and extended sympathy to the victims. He called the incident “brutal and terrible.”

He further said that the United States encouraged a peaceful and inclusive resolution of the Manipur violence and urged authorities to respond to humanitarian needs while protecting all groups, homes and places of worship.

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Earlier, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti also spoke up about the incident and said that the US wants to help India deal with the violence, “if asked”.

“I think it’s about human concern… You don’t have to be Indian to care when you see children and people die in the sort of violence that we see in Manipur, and we know that peace is the precedent for so many other good things,” he had said.

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