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Immediate Exodus of Meiteis from Mizoram Following Viral Video in Manipur

The Meiteis of Manipur residing in Mizoram have reportedly started leaving the state due to safety concerns prompted by a recently-viral video. According to reports, the former militants' organization "Peace Accord MNF Returnees’ Association" and the "Hmar Students Association" allegedly asked the Meiteis of Manipur to leave Mizoram for their own safety. This has led to over 300 Meiteis gathering in Aizawl, while others have sought shelter in local churches. Some have reached Imphal Airport today, with many others still stuck in Mizoram.

There are over 2,000 Meiteis in Mizoram, of which half originate from Manipur, and are working in various sectors, including central government offices. Sources confirm that a routine flight from Aizawl to Imphal on Saturday. The Manipur government had earlier planned to provide a chartered flight to bring Meiteis back home, but it has yet to materialize.

The situation remains challenging for thousands of Meitei people who are now facing an uncertain future in their own country.



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