Two girls were found dead in Manipur, and PM Modi has denounced the incident and vowed that those responsible will not get off easy. On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi denounced the crimes connected to sexual assault in Manipur and stated that “What has happened to daughters of Manipur can never be forgiven, the guilty will not be spared”. He also urged all state chiefs to ensure the safety of women.
PM Modi stated in remarks to reporters prior to the start of the Monsoon session of the Parliament today, “This a shameful incident for any society…who did this and who is responsible is another issue but this has put our nation to shame. I appeal to all chief ministers to tighten law and order. Whether it is Rajasthan, Chattisgarh or Manipur…the issue of a woman’s honour is above all politics. This occurs one day after a 76-day-old video that was posted to social media showed two ladies being forced to strip off before being told to march down a village road. The atrocities are related to ethnic conflict in Manipur.
Manipur: Main accused arrested
Heradas (32), the primary suspect in the case, was detained on Thursday in the Thoubal district. According to the authorities, a viral video of him wearing a green shirt helped lead to his arrest. Later, Chief Minister Biren Singh stated that a comprehensive inquiry is now being conducted and that the culprits will face stern action. ‘Considering the possibility of capital punishment,’ he said The opposition parties asserted that the matter should be discussed in Parliament, and they are adamant that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be present. In both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, a number of opposition MPs have given notices calling for discussions on the matter.
Since May 3, there has been violence in Manipur as a result of protests by the Kuki and Naga groups over the High Court’s judgment requesting that the Meitei community be considered for inclusion in the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category. In steep places, only STs may purchase land. The majority Meitei group, which resides in the Imphal valley and the surrounding areas, applied for the ST designation in order to purchase land in the mountainous areas due to their growing population and rising need for land.