Images of demolished and vandalised locations show how severely the state and its people are struggling to survive. The prices of essential items have skyrocketed.
Demolished houses in a violence-hit area of Manipur.
People wait in a queue to buy petrol at a fuel station, in Imphal. Due to blockade on national highways, stocks of fuel have dwindled and many petrol pumps have shut down.
Empty packet of cartridges at New Keithalmanbi village in violence-hit Manipur.
Burnt remains of Bazaar India in Imphal. The building was burnt on May 4 during retaliation by mob after armed Kuki tribals vandalised and burnt the non tribal village of Torbung on May 3.
A street inhabited by Naga and Meitei community, blocked with bamboo poles to prevent entry of mob, in Imphal.
A deserted street amid a curfew, in Imphal. Truck movement to the Imphal Valley has stopped due to roadblocks and fear among transporters as clashes broke out in Manipur after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts on May 3 to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.
Closed shops at a market in Imphal. Prices of essential commodities such as rice, potato, onion and egg besides LPG cylinders and petrol have skyrocketed after clashes broke out in Manipur after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts on May 3.
Security personnel during joint search operation after violence in Manipur, in New Keithelmanbi.