PM Modi breaks silence, assures stringent punishment for guilty with ‘full might of law’
Tension mounted in the hills of Manipur after a May 4 video surfaced showing two women from one of the warring communities being paraded naked by a few men from the other side. Police said a case of abduction, gang rape and murder has been registered at Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district against unknown armed miscreants.
In a statement, they said an all-out effort is on to arrest the culprits at the earliest. According to a spokesperson of the Indigenous Tribal Leaders’ Forum (ITLF), the despicable scene, which happened on May 4 in Kangpokpi district, shows men constantly molesting the helpless women, who cry and plead with their captors.
The Centre on July 20 asked Twitter and other social media to take down the video of two Manipuri women being paraded naked as the matter is under investigation. Meanwhile, the Congress slammed the Centre after the video surfaced, with party president Mallikarjun Kharge accusing the Narendra Modi Government of turning democracy into “mobocracy”.