Manipur Video: The reaction comes after a video shot on May 4 surfaced on Wednesday, showing the two women being paraded naked in the northeastern state.
New Delhi: 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 against 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,” Mr. Kejriwal, who is also the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor, said in a tweet in Hindi.
“The situation in Manipur is becoming so worrying. I appeal to the Prime Minister to pay attention to the situation in Manipur. Please take strict action against the culprits seen in the video of this incident. There should not be any place for people with such criminal tendency in India,” he added.
AAP MP Raghav Chadha also hit out at the BJP too wondering why action was being taken against Twitter even as the “perpetrators of the horrific crime roam free”.
“Manipur is burning. BJP-led state Govt is silent. BJP-led Central Govt is busy with NDA optics. Double engine? Manipur videos have shaken the nation’s soul, and the Govt. plans to act against Twitter while the perpetrators of the horrific crime still roam free,” he tweeted.
In a statement, the AAP said, “The Aam Aadmi Party has come across a viral video purportedly from Manipur where two women are paraded naked and are constantly molested by their captors. It has been brought to our notice that the video was shot on May 4 in Kangpokpi district in B Phainom Village where both the women were gang-raped after the entire village was burnt down.”
The AAP condemns this “horrifying and continued ordeal of the helpless people of Manipur,” it added. “The inaction of the State and the Central government is painful for all the citizens of the country. We again request the intervention of the Prime Minister in Manipur.
The Kejriwal-led party also asked all citizens not to aggravate the plight and humiliation of the helpless women and speak up against the “sickening act” without sharing the gruesome video.
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