Insurgency Drives Away Tourists

Because of the surrounding violence and military presence, tourists have deserted Loktak Lake in Manipur. Loktak Lake is one of the main touristic attractions of Manipur, and one of its most beautiful natural sites. The lake, which is home to numerous species and an important biodiversity, has long attracted tourists from all over the state and country. But around five years ago, insurgents started hiding in the area. In reaction, military camps have been set up around the lake. Violence became an increasingly common phenomenon. In turn, many local inhabitants have fled to more peaceful areas, tired of being caught between fires. Tourists have also deserted the area. Achungmei, our Community Correspondent in Manipur, recently visited the site. She remembers her previous visits, when the banks of the lake were crowded and bustling. The contrast struck her, and she decided to make a video. Filming was not easy due to the high presence of the military, who is often reluctant to allow any publicity on their activity. But Achungmei was determined to report on the local situation: “I was really shocked when I was there. It used to be so lively. Now, the military are everywhere. I wish the insurgency did not affect the daily life of normal people In Manipur,” said Achungmei.
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