Curfew imposed in Manipur amidst student protests and violence

Authorities in the troubled Indian state of Manipur have enforced a curfew in the capital and other areas after a violent outbreak occurred following protests related to the alleged abduction and murder of two students.

Manipur, a northeastern state bordering Myanmar, has been grappling with ethnic violence, which experts often describe as a fierce civil conflict fueled by disputes over land, employment opportunities, and political influence between its two major local communities.

The recent protests and subsequent violence have escalated tensions in the region, prompting the implementation of a curfew to restore order and ensure the safety of residents.