The May 4 video of two women in Manipur being paraded naked has sparked a massive outcry with political leaders, film stars and people across the country reacting to the heinous act. Acting swiftly, Manipur Police has already made the first arrest. The accused has been identified as Khuriem Hero Das.
The video depicted a distressing incident where a few men from one community paraded two naked women from another warring community. This shocking video circulated just before the Indigenous Tribal Leaders’ Forum (ITLF) declared their intention to hold a protest march on Thursday to draw attention to their plight.
The National Commission for Women has initiated action on its own accord to address an alleged incident in Manipur, where two women were reportedly paraded naked. They have directed the state police chief to promptly investigate and take appropriate measures regarding this matter.
Tensions escalated in the Manipur hills following the emergence of a video on May 4. The distressing footage depicted two women from opposing communities being publicly humiliated as they were stripped and paraded by a group of men from the other community.
The Supreme Court expressed deep concern on Thursday over the viral video, showing two women being paraded naked in Manipur. Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud called on the government to take immediate action.
The CJI described the incident as utterly unacceptable, highlighting the exploitation of women as a means of fueling communal strife, which he deemed the gravest form of constitutional abuse. He further expressed the court’s profound disturbance at the emergence of such videos.
The Supreme Court emphasized that if the government fails to take action, they will intervene.
The Supreme Court stressed that it is high time for the government to step in and act decisively. Such incidents are completely unacceptable in a constitutional democracy and deeply disturbing.
While speaking about the Manipur incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “My heart is wrenched due to the incident in Manipur. The entire nation feels ashamed; such incidents of violence are disgraceful for the whole country and every citizen."
The Prime Minister appealed to all chief ministers to take strict measures against any accused involved. “No one should be spared, and the law must take appropriate action. They will never be forgiven," added PM Modi.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Chief Minister Biren Singh and other officials in the administration. He enquired about the current status, and Biren has assured him that all necessary steps will be taken. Manipur CM has said that strong punishment will be given to the accused.
CENTRE ASKS TWITTER TO TAKE DOWN PARADE VIDEOS
An official order has been issued by the government to Twitter and other social media platforms, directing them to refrain from sharing the viral video showing the nude parade of the two Manipuri women."It is imperative for social media platforms to adhere to Indian laws as the matter is currently under investigation," government sources said.
SHAKEN & DISGUSTED, TWEETS AKSHAY KUMAR
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday over the situation in Manipur and said “INDIA will not stay silent while the idea of India is being attacked" in the northeastern state. Gandhi’s remarks came after a video shot on May 4 surfaced on Wednesday, showing two women being paraded naked in ethnic violence-hit Manipur.
SHAMEFUL, CONDEMNABLE: KEJRIWAL ON ATTACK ON WOMEN IN MANIPUR
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday condemned the parading of two women naked in ethnic violence-hit Manipur, and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pay attention to the prevailing situation in the state and ensure strict action to the culprits.
The reaction comes after a video shot on May 4 surfaced on Wednesday, showing the two women being paraded naked in the northeastern state.
“The incident in Manipur is very shameful and condemnable. This kind of heinous act cannot be tolerated in Indian society,” Kejriwal, who is also the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor, said in a tweet in Hindi.