“What are the reasons for violence in Manipur?”, Indian Century, May 7, 2023:
“In 2014 I spent ten days in Manipur for the Sangai Festival and fell in love with its culture and people. The state is extremely rich in cultural traditions, people down-to-earth and is a region waiting to be re-discovered. I got to know that POLO was founded in Manipur in the 1850s and also travelled to Loktak Lake and Moreh (border town with Myanmar) during which got to see its rich forest cover. Its sportsmen are also inspired by the indigenous games tradition.
Since then my heart beats for Manipur. I was disturbed to read about the current violence. This article looks at related issues and tries to do so in a factual, unbiased way.
During my Moreh (border town) visit I saw many locals driving Yamaha motorcycles. I was told these bikes would be delivered at the Myanmar border because they were in great demand there. Similarly, saw truck loads of consumer items being taken from Moreh to Imphal. The trucks were checked by security forces esp. for drugs and arms….”
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