Why is Manipur burning?

Manipur, a north-eastern Indian state is involved in an ethnic conflict between the Majority Meitei community and the minority Kuki tribe since May. 

They have been fighting over a controversial court ruling that granted “schedule tribe status” to the majority Meitei’s, fuelling fears among the minority Kuki’s that their lands, jobs and opportunities would be taken away.

As there seems to be no end to the ethnic violence, it has already claimed more than 140 lives. In this episode we will be discussing the reasons behind the ethnic turmoil and the Indian government’s handling of the crisis.

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