A distressing video has gone viral on social media, showing a group of men from Manipur subjecting two Manipuri women to nudity and harassment on the streets. This alarming video has sparked widespread outrage, with demands for swift action to be taken. In the 26-second video, the group of men, including some young individuals who appear to be around 15 years old, can be seen harassing and physically assaulting the women from the Kuki-Zomi community, taking them to an empty field.
At least one lady, age 21, was the victim of gang rape, according to the first information report (FIR) that was submitted by survivors. The second woman was 42 years old. This incident occurred in Kangpokpi district on May 4th, following a clash between the Meitei and Kuki communities in the state.
Husband of one of the women paraded naked in #Manipur is a retired Subedar of Assam Regiment.— Alex Eimi (@iam_mangte) July 21, 2023
He said,I was in Sri Lanka. I was also in Kargil. I protected nation but m dejected that I could not protect my wife and fellow villagers????????????#Kuki#ManipurViralVideo#ManipurViolence pic.twitter.com/FCKhTgEyXC
This incident has been widely condemned, with Chief Minister N. Biren Singh describing it as a “crime against humanity.” The state government has been made aware of the video and ordered an investigation.
A horrific act against mankind, that is. I told the police to find the offenders as soon as I learned about the footage. According to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, action will be taken against any police official who is proven to have been negligent in acting promptly.
Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, also strongly disapproved of the film, calling it “absolutely inhuman.” “I spoke to CM N. “Biren Singh told me that the investigation is ongoing and that every effort will be made to prosecute the offenders,” she stated.
The happened in Manipur, according to Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, is repugnant and extremely disgusting. Inhumane practises like this are not acceptable in Indian society.
In addition, the Indian Supreme Court on Thursday expressed its great worry about the popular video and asked the state and federal governments for information on the measures taken to apprehend those responsible. Chief Justice of India, Divai Chandrachud, stated, “This is unacceptable in a constitutional democracy.”
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