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What to know the sexual assault video and violence in India’s Manipur


A video showing the sexual assault of two women in northeastern India has sparked public anger and drawn attention to a wider ethnic conflict playing out in the impoverished state of Manipur.

Police have arrested at least four people over the assault, which took place in May, and are searching for other suspects, according to local media. Activists have criticized authorities in Manipur for failing to stop the attack.

The harrowing video surfaced online this week following months of government-imposed internet outages in the northeastern state, which shares a porous border with violence-wracked Myanmar. It has since shed light on the communal conflict raging in Manipur, which has claimed at least 130 lives since May, displaced thousands, and left villages, temples and churches in flames.


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