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EU slams BJP’s nationalist rhetoric, adopts resolution on Manipur violence

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The European Parliament has adopted a strongly-worded resolution on the ethnic violence in Manipur state, India, which has claimed the lives of more than 130 people since May.

The resolution, which was tabled by six parliamentary groups, criticized the Indian government’s handling of the situation and accused it of implementing “divisive policies promoting Hindu majoritarianism”.

The resolution called on the Indian authorities to allow unhindered humanitarian aid to those affected, to allow independent monitors to carry out investigations, and to withdraw the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives sweeping powers to the security forces in the region.

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