The Viral Video of Sexual Assault on Two Kuki Women in Manipur Sparks Condemnation
20 July, 2023 | Anamika Singh Parihar
In a viral video surfacing on social media two Kuki women paraded naked in Manipur
In a viral video that surfaced on social media two Kuki women paraded naked in Manipur. The alleged video has sparked widespread fury and condemnation across the country.
The press note released by Superintendent of Police (SP), K Meghachandra Singh stated “As regards the video of two women paraded naked by unknown armed miscreants on 4th May 2023, a case of abduction, murder was registered at Nongpok Sekmai Police Station (Thoubal districts) against unknown armed miscreants. Investigation has started and the state police is making an all-out effort to arrest the culprits at the earliest”.
The press note also provided insight into the search operations that are being carried out by state police and central forces across different sensitive areas of valleys and hill districts of the states.
Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Women and Child Welfare has also reacted to the viral video. The Smriti Irani tweeted “The horrific video of sexual assault of two women emanating from Manipur is condemnable and downright inhumane”. She also spoke with Manipur CM N Biren Singh. He informed Smriti Irani about the investigation being carried out and also assured her that all efforts would be made to punish the perpetrators.
The viral video has created a political storm ahead of the Monsoon Session that is going to start on the 20th of July. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has condemned the government’s inaction in Manipur and said Prime Minister’s silence has pushed the state into great Chaos.
In his tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, “India will not stay silent while the idea of India is being attacked in Manipur”.
The central government asked Twitter and other social media platforms to remove the alleged viral video. According to some sources, the government has ordered the social media platforms that are operating in India they stick to Indian laws.