Swati Maliwal, the head of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), met with the relatives of the two women paraded naked in Manipur on May 4, a video of which went viral last week.
“I met the family of the daughters who were brutalized in Manipur… “Their tears kept me awake for a long time,” Maliwal tweeted, along with a video of their connection. “No one has yet come to meet them,” she continued.
मणिपुर की बर्बरता की पीड़ित बेटियों के परिवार से मिली… इनके ये आंसू बहुत दिन तक सोने नहीं देंगे। अब तक इनसे कोई मिलने तक नहीं आया। pic.twitter.com/cohdZRAnQy
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) July 25, 2023
Maliwal was seen in the video hugging and consoling a woman from the victim’s family. Maliwal lashed out at Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh and other government officials, questioning why no one had come to see the victims until now.
“I met the families of Manipur’s two brutalized daughters.” While serving as a soldier, a girl’s husband guarded the country’s boundaries. He told me that no one had come to meet him till today, and that I was the first to approach him,” she tweeted.
“Met the mother of the other girl as well. When I can reach here without security then why hasn’t the CM or the rest of the administration come till now?” she added.
Following her meeting with the victims’ families, the women’s panel’s chief visited the Moirang relief camp, where she noted that people, including women and children, are living in “difficult” conditions.
Maliwal landed in the ethnically divided state on Sunday afternoon and stated that she is not coming Manipur to engage in politics but to help the people. Maliwal stated that she will request that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani visit the state to see the people’s plight.
She further stated that she has also urged the CM of Manipur for an urgent meeting during her visit. “Sought time from Manipur CM. Will meet him and request him to come along to visit the sexual assault survivors,” she tweeted on Sunday.