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Manipur govt, tribal groups agree to bury eight bodies after 600 days

The eight were killed on August 31 and September 1 in 2015 after the state assembly cleared three land bills that were termed anti-tribal.

india Updated: May 11, 2017 00:01 IST
Rahul Karmakar
The Manipur government and a JAC of tribal groups agreed to bury the 8 people who were in the morgue.
The Manipur government and a JAC of tribal groups agreed to bury the 8 people who were in the morgue. (Representative image)

The bodies of eight boys and men killed in police firing 600 days ago will be buried following an agreement between the BJP-led coalition government and the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of several tribal groups.

The eight were killed on August 31 and September 1 in 2015 after the state assembly cleared three land bills that were termed anti-tribal. Another body, that of a 11-year-old boy, was allegedly stolen and buried a month before the assembly election in March.

The office of Manipur chief minister N Biren said representatives of the government and JAC reached an agreement in Churachandpur town, where the bodies have been kept in a morgue

BJP leader Ram Madhav tweeted: “Another good news from Manipur. Agreement reached btw govt n civil society in CCPur. 8 Dead bodies 2 b buried, ending 600 day stalemate”

JAC’s chief convenor H Hmangchinkhup confirmed the agreement but did not specify when the bodies would be buried.