On July 23 Tribal belt in Gujarat to observe bandh on Manipur video

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On July 23 Tribal belt in Gujarat to observe bandh on Manipur video

AHMEDABAD: A bandh will be observed in the tribal belt of Gujarat on Sunday against communal violence and atrocities against women in Manipur, a tribal leader said.

The opposition Congress has decided to support the bandh in protest against the ruling BJP’s “failure” to control the situation in the northeastern state, a party spokesperson said on Saturday.
Several tribal organizations, including the Adivasi Ekta Manch, have come together to call for a bandh in Gujarat’s tribal-majority districts.
In line with the call given by the tribal community against violence and atrocities against women in Manipur, a bandh will be observed in the tribal belt of Gujarat on Sunday. Urination incident in Madhya Pradesh, and atrocities on tribals in Gujarat,” said tribal leader Praful Vasava, who recently resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
He said that the bandh call is not announced under the banner of any organization or political party, but with the consensus of various tribal and other socio-political organizations.
“Several tribal organizations have called for a bandh to protest the central government’s stand on Manipur. They have requested Congress to support the bandh and the party has decided to fully support it. BJP is responsible for the situation in Manipur,” Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said.
On Wednesday, a video shot on May 4 surfaced, showing two women from one of the warring communities in Manipur being paraded naked by a few men from the other side, sparking national outrage.
Gujarat has about eight percent of India’s Scheduled Tribe (ST) population, mainly concentrated in the eastern districts of the state.
More than 160 people have lost their lives, and many others have been injured, since communal violence erupted in Manipur on May 3, when a ‘tribal solidarity march’ was held to protest the demand of the Scheduled Tribe (ST) by the Meiti community in the hill districts.

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