Curfew has been declared in the state of Manipur, which has been the scene of violence for a while, where hundreds of students protested after it was revealed that 2 missing students were murdered.

According to India's NDTV channel, after clashes between police and protesters, it was decided to declare curfew again in the state capital Imphal.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced that India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched an investigation into the death of 2 students and the team that will conduct the investigation reached the region in the morning.

The reimposition of the ban in Imphal came a day after internet access restrictions were reinstated in the state.

Hundreds of students protested in Manipur after it was revealed that two students missing in India since July had been killed, and police responded with tear gas and smoke bombs.

In addition, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which authorizes soldiers in Manipur to kill people they deem suspicious, was extended for another 6 months.

Under the law, soldiers are also authorized to conduct searches and arrests without a court warrant and are not prosecuted for their actions.


The Meitei community, which constitutes 53 percent of the state's population, started demonstrations on the grounds that they were not included in the "Scheduled Tribe" category, and violence broke out as of May 3 due to the opposition of some other ethnic groups.

In the state where the military was given a "shoot order" on May 4, the death toll rose to 175 due to the violence, while more than 60 thousand people were displaced.

India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had formed a 53-member team to investigate numerous cases of violence in the state of Manipur.

The 53-member team included 3 deputy inspector general of police, one police inspector, 16 inspectors and 10 assistant inspectors, and it was stated that 17 cases would be investigated.