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US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti has described the ongoing violence in Manipur as an internal matter of India. Although he said, our heart aches if there is pain anywhere in the world. Garcetti, who is in Washington for talks with US officials, made the remarks when asked about the brutality of the two women in Manipur. Garcetti also said that he has not seen the video in question and is hearing about it for the first time. Our hearts are with the Indian people. As I said, this is India’s internal matter but of course as a human being our sympathies are with the victims.
Understand the whole Manipur dispute
Ethnic violence has been raging in Manipur since May 3. More than 150 people have lost their lives in the violence that has been going on for almost two and a half months. Whereas, many people are injured. In fact, the Meitei community is demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, due to which the Kuki and Meitei communities have clashed. The Meitei people account for about 53 percent of Manipur’s population and live mostly in the Imphal Valley, while the tribals, including the Nagas and Kukis, constitute 40 percent and live mostly in the hill districts.
Garcetti praised PM Modi’s US visit
US Ambassador Eric Garcetti also spoke on PM Modi’s US visit. In an interview he said that PM Modi’s visit was quite extraordinary. PM Modi reached America on a state visit. During this, he had extensive discussions with President Biden. Garcetti said that I think it was certainly one of the most extraordinary visits in the history of the US-India relationship. There is no dearth since the historic state visit. Both my colleagues told that the Government of India is continuously meeting to implement the agreements.