On Thursday, the Center requested that Twitter and other social media remove the video of two Manipuri women being paraded in their underwear while an investigation is ongoing.
As per sources, the Government has told social media platforms operating in India that it is imperative for them to adhere to Indian laws. The order was given after a video of the incident went viral on social media triggering shock and outrage. According to the sources, “The government has issued an order to Twitter and other social media platforms, instructing them not to share the viral video of the two Manipuri women being paraded nude. It is imperative for the social media platforms to adhere to Indian laws as the matter is currently under investigation.”
According to a senior police official the incident took place on May 4 in Manipur’s Thoubal district and a case of abduction, gangrape and murder has been registered in the matter.
Superintendent of Police (SP), K Meghachandra Singh in a statement on July 19 said “As regards the video of 2 (two) women paraded naked by unknown armed miscreants on 4th May 2023, a case of abduction, gangrape and murder was registered at Nongpok Sekmai Police Station (Thoubal district) against unknown armed miscreants.”
“The investigation has started and the state police is making an all-out effort to arrest the culprits at the earliest,” the statement read.
The police statement was also tweeted by BJP Leader and IT Cell in-charge Amit Malviya.
Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Smriti Irani tweeted that she had spoken to Chief minister Biren Singh over the issue. “The horrific video of sexual assault of 2 women emanating from Manipur is condemnable and downright inhuman. Spoke to CM N Biren Singh ji who has informed me that the investigation is currently underway & assured that no effort will be spared to bring perpetrators to justice,” Irani tweeted.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in his tweet claimed that the Prime Minister’s silence on the issue has pushed the state into anarchy.
“Manipur is in anarchy as a result of the PM’s silence and inaction. While the concept of India is being attacked in Manipur, INDIA will not remain silent. We support the citizens of Manipur. The leader of the Congress tweeted, “Peace is the only path forward.