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Churachandpur, May 03: Manipur has been grappling with inter-community tension for many years and the latest incident of violence in the Torbung area of Churachandpur has once again highlighted the delicate nature of communal harmony in the region.

The violence broke out during a rally of the All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM), which was held on May 3. Reports suggest that a hill base community allegedly targeted a particular community’s youths on the road, which led to the outbreak of violence.

The incident has once again raised questions about the effectiveness of the state government in maintaining law and order in the region. The government has been accused of not doing enough to prevent communal clashes and providing adequate security to the people.

In response to the violence, state security forces rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. However, some property of certain communities was already torched by that time, which only added fuel to the fire.

The situation remains tense in the region, with reports of isolated incidents of protesters burning tyres and a forest beat office in Bungmual, Manipur. The incident has once again highlighted the need for the government to take proactive steps to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

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The ATSUM has condemned the violence and called for calm among the people. The union has also urged the government to take strict action against those responsible for the violence and to ensure the safety and security of all communities in the region.

Overall, the incident in the Torbung area of Churachandpur is a stark reminder of the fragile communal harmony in Manipur. It is essential for the government to take concrete steps to address the underlying issues that fuel communal tensions in the region and ensure the safety and security of all its citizens. Failure to do so may lead to further violence and unrest in the region, which would have severe consequences for the state’s social fabric and economic development.