A shocking incident unfolded in the tumultuous region of Manipur, where two tribal women were subjected to the horrors of being paraded naked and molested by a raging mob in a village in the Senapati district. This gruesome event sparked massive outrage not only within the nation but also reverberated worldwide.
Media reports indicate that the Union Government is contemplating action against Twitter, the social media platform on which the video of this heinous incident went viral. The Information Technology Ministry has issued warnings to various social media platforms, emphasizing that the freedom of expression must be exercised with "reasonable restrictions" under the new IT rules.
In the wake of this appalling incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his strong disapproval, stating, "The incident in Manipur is a disgrace to any civilized society. The guilty will not escape justice; they will be dealt with the full force of the law. Such unforgivable acts against the daughters of Manipur cannot be condoned."
The video, capturing the disturbing event that occurred on May 4, spread like wildfire across social media, fueling public fury.
Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani disclosed that she has communicated with Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who assured her that an investigation into the matter is underway. He pledged that no effort will be spared to bring justice to the victims.
Manipur Police have registered a case of abduction, gang rape, and murder against unidentified armed persons at the Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district.
"The despicable scene that unfolded on May 4 in Kangpokpi district depicts men mercilessly molesting defenseless women, who were desperately pleading with their captors," said a spokesperson from the Indigenous Tribal Leaders' Forum (ITLF).