Manipur is burning with the flames of ethnic strife
Meiteis want ST status to protect their land and life
But the Kukis and the Nagas fear they will lose their rights
They oppose the Meitei demand and clash with them in fights
The violence has claimed many lives and left thousands homeless
The state is under curfew and lockdown and internet is a mess
The Centre and the state are silent Or issue hollow statements
The people cry for justice and peace
But get no help or guidance
Manipur is burning and the nation watches on
Will anyone douse the fire?
or will it rage till dawn?