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A protester holds a placard showing an image of burning PM Narendra Modi during a demonstration against the Manipur violence in Mumbai, India.

Ashish Vaishnav / SOPA Images/Sipa USA via Reuters Connect

Getting Modi to talk about Manipur violence

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been reluctant to speak publicly about a surge of ethnic violence in the country’s Manipur province. An explosive viral video of a mob of men stripping and abusing a pair of women forced him to respond last week, but his political rivals say he’s done little to quell the broader conflict, which has killed at least 130 people and driven tens of thousands from their homes.

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Indians protest about the ongoing Manipur violence in New Delhi.

Ayush Sharma via Reuters Connect

A horrific video pushes India’s Modi to speak out

After two months of gruesome ethnic violence in the northeastern state of Manipur, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally weighed in on Thursday, but only after a horrific video emerged, showing several women being stripped, assaulted, and marched off to be gang-raped.

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