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Manipur Violence Highlights: All 4 accused sent to 11 day police custody

Manipur Violence LIVE News Updates: Tension rises in Manipur's hills as a video emerged on social media, depicting men from one community parading two women from the opposing side naked. The ITLF plans a protest march to draw attention to their plight. 

Churachandpur: Members of Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF) take part in a protest rally as a mark of protest against the harrowing incident that occurred on May 4, in Churachandpur district, Manipur, Thursday, July 20, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI)Premium
Churachandpur: Members of Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF) take part in a protest rally as a mark of protest against the harrowing incident that occurred on May 4, in Churachandpur district, Manipur, Thursday, July 20, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Manipur Violence LIVE News Updates: Tension escalated in Manipur's hills as a video of May 4 emerged on social media, showing men from one community parading two women naked from the opposing side. 

On of the survivor, who luckily escaped, said. “When we resisted, they told me: ‘If you don’t take off your clothes, we will kill you’,  Then as she obeyed them to “protect herself", the men allegedly slapped and punched her.

She added that the men dragged to a paddy field near the road and asked her to “lie down" there. “I did as they told me, and three men surrounded me… One of them told the other, ‘let’s rape her."

Meanwhile, Police registered main suspect, Heradas (32), has been arrested in Thoubal district. And CM Biren Singh promised to take strict action against the accused. 

Stay with LiveMint to catch LIVE updates on the Manipur violence news.

21 Jul 2023, 11:08:35 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 jolts Manipur's Ukhrul

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Manipur's Ukhrul in the early hours of Friday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

The earthquake occurred at 5.01 am. According to the NCS, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 kilometres.

"Earthquake of Magnitude:3.5, Occurred on 21-07-2023, 05:01:46 IST, Lat: 24.99 & Long: 94.21, Depth: 20 Km ,Location: Ukhrul,Manipur, India," the NCS tweeted.

No reports of casualties or damages are known yet. (ANI)

21 Jul 2023, 10:54:32 AM IST

Manipur Violence: Opposition parties give notice in Parliament to discuss Manipur issue

Opposition parties have given notice to discuss the ongoing violence in Manipur in both Houses of the Parliament on Friday, the second day of the Monsoon Session.

While in the Lok Sabha the Opposition parties have given notice under Rule 193, in the Rajya Sabha, the Opposition have given notice under Rule 176 and Rule 267.

The government, in principle, has agreed to discuss the matter in Lok Sabha under Rule 193 and in Rajya Sabha under Rule 176.

It may be noted that Rule 193 in Lok Sabha and Rule 176 in Rajya Sabha refers to short discussion. Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha refers to suspension of business of the day. (ANI)

21 Jul 2023, 10:39:44 AM IST

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21 Jul 2023, 10:21:17 AM IST

Manipur Violence: 'I felt so bad, I couldn’t see the entire video,' says Jaya Bachchan

21 Jul 2023, 10:00:01 AM IST

Manipur Violence: Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi lashes out at Centre| Watch

21 Jul 2023, 09:49:49 AM IST

Monsoon Session: Centre braces for another Opposition storm over Manipur

After proceedings in both Houses of Parliament were cut short amid a ruckus over a viral video from Manipur, purportedly showing two women being paraded in the nude, Day 2 of the 23-day Monsoon Session, on Friday, could likely witness similar scenes over the prevailing state of affairs in the Northeast state.

With the Opposition members in both Houses adamant on a discussion on Manipur on the opening day of the Monsoon session, on Thursday, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day while the Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice. (ANI)

21 Jul 2023, 09:36:07 AM IST

DMK MP Tiruchi Siva gives Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss Manipur situation

DMK MP Tiruchi Siva gives Suspension of Business Notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha, to discuss Manipur situation. (ANI)

21 Jul 2023, 09:03:42 AM IST

Oppn disrupted Parliament proceedings, didn't allow discussion on Manipur: BJP

Even though the government was ready for a discussion on Manipur, the opposition disrupted Parliament proceedings and did now allow the debate to take place, the BJP charged on Thursday as it questioned the timing of the surfacing of a May 4 video of two women being paraded naked in the northeastern state.

The BJP said that a discussion on the situation in Manipur would have sent out a "meaningful and positive" message to the people of the violence-hit state but the opposition parties did not let it happen because they felt that incidents of "misbehavior" with women in Congress-ruled states as well as the violence during the West Bengal panchayat elections may also come up. (PTI)

21 Jul 2023, 08:52:41 AM IST

Manipur Violence: PM Modi promises tough action 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned the alleged sexual assault of women in Manipur state as "shameful" and promised tough action in his first comments on ethnic clashes in the remote northeast which have killed at least 125 people.

The clashes began in early May and much of the violence was put down within days.

However, sporadic violence and killings resumed soon afterwards and the state of 3.2 million people, which shares a border with Myanmar, has remained tense since. Hundreds of people have been injured and more than 40,000 have fled their homes.

21 Jul 2023, 08:38:05 AM IST

‘CMs of states ruled by INDIA coalition parties in talks to visit Manipur,’ says West Bengal CM

Hitting out at the Centre over the violence in Manipur, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that she was in talks with CMs of states ruled by parties in the opposition coalition INDIA to send a delegation to the Northeastern state.

Speaking to reporters, she said "mothers and daughters" of the country are crying after seeing the May 4 video from Manipur that showed two women being paraded naked by a mob.

"Today, I am extremely troubled. I feel ashamed having seen that horrific video clip, which has gone viral. Although it has been taken down from social media after being forced by the government, the fact is already so many people have witnessed the barbarism. This anarchy has to stop. It is due to the Centre's policies that the country is burning," she said. (PTI)

21 Jul 2023, 08:37:18 AM IST

Opposition parties give notice in Parliament to discuss Manipur violence

Opposition parties have given notice to discuss the ongoing violence in Manipur in both Houses of the Parliament on Friday, the second day of the Monsoon Session.

While in the Lok Sabha the Opposition parties have given notice under Rule 193, in the Rajya Sabha, the Opposition have given notice under Rule 176 and Rule 267.

The government, in principle, has agreed to discuss the matter in Lok Sabha under Rule 193 and in Rajya Sabha under Rule 176.

It may be noted that Rule 193 in Lok Sabha and Rule 176 in Rajya Sabha refers to short discussion. Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha refers to suspension of business of the day. (ANI)

21 Jul 2023, 08:07:45 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 jolts Manipur's Ukhrul

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Manipur's Ukhrul in the early hours of Friday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

The earthquake occurred at 5.01 am. According to the NCS, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 kilometres.

"Earthquake of Magnitude:3.5, Occurred on 21-07-2023, 05:01:46 IST, Lat: 24.99 & Long: 94.21, Depth: 20 Km ,Location: Ukhrul,Manipur, India," the NCS tweeted. (ANI)

21 Jul 2023, 07:53:11 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee slams BJP, accuses of being 'Merchants of Violence'

Calling the BJP a "merchant of violence", Banerjee said the Centre should work to unite all communities.

"When the PM goes abroad, he keeps claiming that democracy is alive and that ours is the biggest democracy in the world. But in reality, the BJP bats for one-party rule, which is atrociously terrible," she said.

The Trinamool Congress chief said parties in the opposition coalition INDIA were discussing the situation in Manipur. (PTI)

21 Jul 2023, 07:41:56 AM IST

‘Act of barbarism..’, says Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Manipur violence video

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, condemned the viral video of women being paraded naked and termed it as an "act of barbarism".

"Heartbroken and outraged to witness the horrific video from Manipur showing the brutal treatment of two women by a frenzied mob. No words can express the pain and anguish of witnessing the violence inflicted on marginalized women. This act of barbarism is beyond comprehension and humanity," Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

She also said the country must stand united in condemning such inhumane actions by miscreants.

21 Jul 2023, 07:29:10 AM IST

Parliament adjourned over Manipur violence

The Manipur violence rocked proceedings in both Houses of Parliament on the first day of the Monsoon session on Thursday, with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a discussion on the situation in the northeastern state.

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha failed to transact any business as opposition members created uproar over the situation in Manipur despite the government's assurance that it was ready to discuss the issue in both Houses.

The session started a day after a video of two women being paraded naked by a mob on May 4 in a Manipur village went viral, triggering a nationwide outrage. (PTI)

21 Jul 2023, 07:12:02 AM IST

'Incident in Manipur is very worrying..,' says Meghalaya CM| WATCH

21 Jul 2023, 06:56:41 AM IST

Modi promises tough action over 'shameful' Manipur incident

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned the alleged sexual assault of women in Manipur state as "shameful" and promised tough action in his first comments on ethnic clashes in the remote northeast which have killed at least 125 people, Reuters reported.

The clashes began in early May and much of the violence was put down within days.

However, sporadic violence and killings resumed soon afterwards and the state of 3.2 million people, which shares a border with Myanmar, has remained tense since. Hundreds of people have been injured and more than 40,000 have fled their homes. (Reuters)

21 Jul 2023, 06:42:11 AM IST

Four held after video of women being paraded naked sparks nationwide outrage

Four people have been arrested on Thursday in the horrifying viral video of women being paraded naked surfaced from Manipur.

"Four main accused arrested in the Viral Video Case: 03 (three) more main accused of the heinous crime of abduction and gangrape under Nongpok Sekmai PS, Thoubal District have been arrested today. So a total 04 (four) persons have been arrested till now," Manipur Police tweeted.

Meanwhile, Manipur Police are conducting raids and making all-out efforts to arrest the other culprits at the earliest, State Police tweeted.

21 Jul 2023, 06:41:09 AM IST

NHRC issues notice to Manipur govt over women being paraded naked in viral video

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday said it has issued a notice to the Manipur government and the state's police chief over two women allegedly being paraded naked by a mob.

The NHRC, in a statement, also said that it would like to know about the steps taken or proposed to be taken to safeguard human rights of the citizens, especially women and vulnerable sections of the society, from such "barbaric incidents".

The NHRC said it has "taken cognisance of complaints seeking its urgent intervention into the incident of a mob taking away five members of a tribal family from police custody in B Phainom village of Kangpokpi district in Manipur on May 4".

21 Jul 2023, 06:23:10 AM IST

'Why is BJP a spectator to all crimes against women,' asks SP MP Dimple Yadav

Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav on Thursday targeted the BJP government in Manipur after a video of two women being paraded naked in the state surfaced online and asked why it was not taking stern action against those behind such "horrific crimes".

Tension mounted in the hills of Manipur after a May 4 video surfaced online on Wednesday showing two women from one of the warring communities in Manipur's Kangpokpi district being paraded naked by a mob from the other side. (PTI)

21 Jul 2023, 06:21:06 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 jolts Manipur's Ukhrul

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Manipur's Ukhrul in the early hours of Friday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

The earthquake occurred at 5.01 am. According to the NCS, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 kilometres.

"Earthquake of Magnitude:3.5, Occurred on 21-07-2023, 05:01:46 IST, Lat: 24.99 & Long: 94.21, Depth: 20 Km ,Location: Ukhrul,Manipur, India," the NCS tweeted.

No reports of casualties or damages are known yet.

20 Jul 2023, 09:51:04 PM IST

‘Will make efforts for death penalty’ in viral video case: Manipur CM

Manipur CM Biren Singh has said that the government will make efforts for death penalty in the viral video case.

20 Jul 2023, 09:05:45 PM IST

Two accused arrested in viral video case, says Manipur CM

Manipur Violence LIVE News Updates: Manipur Chief Minister has said that two accused including the main culprit, in the viral video case, have been arrested

20 Jul 2023, 07:16:35 PM IST

Can't believe this happened in my state: Manipur Guv

Manipur Violence LIVE News Updates: Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey has said that she dialed the DGP of the state and demanded to know why no action was taken when the women filed a complaint. “I can't believe that this type of incident happened in my state. I want to know why no action was taken on the complaint of the women? I called the DGP of my state today. Never in future, any person should have the courage to commit these types of crimes against women," she said.

20 Jul 2023, 05:54:53 PM IST

Women Congress workers stage protest against Manipur horror

Manipur Violence LIVE News Updates: Women Congress workers and leaders staged a demonstration at Delhi's Jantar Mantar demanding the resignation of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh. The protest comes amid a horrific video of two women being paraded naked on a road by a group of men in Manipur has been shared widely on social media, drawing massive condemnation and calls for action.

20 Jul 2023, 05:53:15 PM IST

JMM demands resignation of CM Biren Singh

Manipur Violence LIVE News Updates: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Thursday demanded resignation of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh in the wake of the incident in which two women were paraded naked and molested in that state.

JMM spokesperson Vinod Kumar Pandey claimed that the party would expose the "mindset and character" of the BJP with demonstrations against the incident.

20 Jul 2023, 04:25:36 PM IST

NCW directs Twitter India to remove ‘disgraceful’ video

Manipur Violence LIVE News Updates: National Commission for Women (NCW) has formally directed the Head, Public Policy at Twitter India to remove the video showing the disgraceful act of two women being paraded naked. “This video compromises the victims' identities and is a punishable offence," NCW said.

20 Jul 2023, 03:24:14 PM IST

I felt ashamed: Jaya Bachchan

Manipur Violence LIVE News Updates: Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan has said that she felt ashamed when she came across the Manipur video. “I felt so bad, I couldn’t see the entire video. I was ashamed. Nobody cares. Women are being treated so badly. Its very frustrating. Everyday something or the other is happening with women. It’s very saddening," Jaya Bachchan said.

20 Jul 2023, 03:16:45 PM IST

Women, paraded naked, were forcibly taken from police custody: Report

Manipur Violence News LIVE: The women who were paraded naked and allegedly gang-raped were forcibly taken Manipur Violence LIVE News Updates: from the police custody. The women were rescued by the police a day after the violence broke out in Manipur and were being taken to police station when they were stopped by the mob, according to the mob.

20 Jul 2023, 02:38:37 PM IST

Manipur: Will PM Modi agree for a debate at Parliament? Here's what he told Sonia Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday was seen reaching out to Sonia Gandhi at the Parliament, enquiring about her health. Gandhi, meanwhile, responded gesturing that she was fine. The courteous exchange took place as the Opposition demanded a debate on the situation in Manipur following the viral video of two Kuki women being paraded naked.

Later, speaking about the conversation between the two, senior Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that it was a simple courtesy call

“When the Session begins, as per tradition, PM asks all the leaders about their well-being. So, he met Madam (Sonia Gandhi) too."

Chowdhury also expressed that when Gandhi touched on the topic of a debate in Manipur, PM Modi sort of avoided the conversation. (Read here)

20 Jul 2023, 02:13:14 PM IST

Manipur violence: ‘Why PM Modi was silent for so long,’ Oppositions question Centre's inaction

Opposition parties on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘silence on the Manipur violence’ far too long. This was despite that fact that PM Modi, earlier today, stated the he is ‘pained’ by the sexual atrocities against women in Manipur and promised to take strict action against the culprits.

Responding to Modi's comments, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor says, "Deeply concerned about the fact that the PM was silent for so long. None of us could understand it.

“We are very glad that he broke his silence, now we would like him to approach the issue in Parliament to discuss it...We want to discuss it when he speaks inside the Parliament. He has spoken outside the Parliament, to the media. I am very glad, he has at least raised his voice. Now, let him bring the voice to the Parliament itself."" (Read here)

20 Jul 2023, 02:00:32 PM IST

Manipur: PM Modi responds saying ‘I will see’ on Sonia Gandhi's demand for debate

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says, "...When the Session begins, as per tradition, PM asks all the leaders about their well-being. So, he met Madam (Sonia Gandhi) too. She told the PM that we want a discussion on Manipur inside the House. I think PM had not anticipated such a question from her. So, he was taken aback and said, "Alright, I will see." She insisted that the discussion be done. In a way, the Session began today with a demand by Madam herself, on behalf of Opposition..."

20 Jul 2023, 01:30:20 PM IST

Manipur:  ‘PM was compelled to react…,’ says AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi

Speaking on PM Modi 's comment on Manipur, AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi says, "...PM was compelled to react on the video because it has become viral now...Genocide is going on there...Justice will prevail only when the CM is removed and the PM orders CBI inquiry."

20 Jul 2023, 01:21:36 PM IST

Manipur video: Bollywood actors condemn sexual atrocities in the state

Actors Akshay Kumar, Urmila Matondkar, Sanjay Dutt and Kiara Advani on Thursday expressed shock over a May 4 video of two tribal women being paraded naked in strife-hit Manipur and demanded punishment for the perpetrators of the "horrifying" incident.

Tension mounted in the hills of Manipur after the video surfaced on Wednesday. It was doing the rounds on the eve of a planned protest march announced by the Indigenous Tribal Leaders' Forum (ITLF) on Thursday to highlight their plight.

The Northeastern state has been seeing ethnic violence since May 3 and several fatalities have been reported.

Akshay said he is "shaken and disgusted" to see the video of violence against women in Manipur.

"I hope the culprits get such a harsh punishment that no one ever thinks of doing a horrifying thing like this again," the actor wrote on Twitter.

Actor-politician Urmila said it was shocking how "no action" was taken by the authorities in an incident that took place in May.

"Shocked, shaken, horrified at #manipur video n fact that it’s happened in May with no action on it. Shame on those sitting on their high horses drunk with power, jokers in media boot licking them, celebrities who r silent. When did we reach here dear Bharatiyas/Indians? (sic)" she tweeted.

Advani said she is praying that the women get justice at the earliest.

"The video of violence against women in Manipur is horrifying and has shaken me to the core... Those responsible must face the most SEVERE punishment they deserve," she wrote on Twitter.

The video portraying violence against women in Manipur was shocking and sickening, added Dutt.

"My utmost hope is for the culprits to be punished with the utmost severity, sending a clear message that such despicable actions will not be tolerated in any circumstance," the actor said.

Police said a case of abduction, gangrape and murder has been registered at Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district against unknown armed miscreants.

The Manipur Police on Thursday arrested one of the main accused who was seen in a May 4 video of two tribal women being paraded naked and molested by a mob at a village in Senapati district, officials said.

Actor Richa Chadha termed the incident "shameful, horrific, and lawless".

Renuka Shahane questioned if there was "no one to stop the atrocities" in Manipur.

"If you are not shaken to the core by that disturbing video of two women, is it even right to call oneself human, let alone Bharatiya or Indian," Shahane tweeted.

"Stop asking why he’s quiet. Surely, you don’t expect the very people who caused the strife to speak/act against it. #Manipur," composer Vishal Dadlani wrote on the microblogging site.

Actor Riteish Deshmukh said he is "seething with anger".

"No man should go unpunished for such crime. Attack on the dignity of a woman is an attack on humanity itself," he said.

Commenting on the incident, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri tweeted: "We are a failed society."

20 Jul 2023, 12:59:23 PM IST

Manipur: ‘Why PM Modi was silent for so long,’ asks Shashi Tharoor

On Manipur situation, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor says, "Deeply concerned about the fact that the PM was silent for so long. None of us could understand it. We are very glad that he broke his silence, now we would like him to approach the issue in Parliament to discuss it...We want to discuss it when he speaks inside the Parliament. He has spoken outside the Parliament, to the media. I am very glad, he has at least raised his voice. Now, let him bring the voice to the Parliament itself."

20 Jul 2023, 12:45:07 PM IST

Manipur violence against women: Shaken me to the core, says Kiara Advani

After Akshay Kumar, actor Kiara Advani on Thursday took to social media and reacted to the viral video that allegedly shows two women in Manipur being sexually assaulted on a road.

Kiara Advani reacts saying,  “Shaken me to the core"

20 Jul 2023, 12:37:10 PM IST

Manipur news: More accused to be arrested by evening, says NCW chief

Commenting on the sexual atrocities in Manipur, Rekha Sharma, NCW chief said one main accused in the incident has been arrested and by the evening more culprits are likely to be arrested. 

“We have also given a notice to Twitter against allowing the circulation of such videos on their platform. This is indeed shocking and the NCW has taken cognizance of the incident. Many such incidents are coming to light from Rajasthan and Manipur. I am in constant touch with the administration and the accused will be punished"

20 Jul 2023, 12:24:19 PM IST

Manipur video:  Amit Shah speak to CM Biren Singh

Home Minister Amit Shah spoke with Manipur CM N Biren Singh after a video of two women being paraded naked by men in Kangpokpi district went viral.

In a telephonic conversation, the Home Minister enquired about the horrific incident that happened on May 4 in Kangpokpi district, some 35 km from the state capital Imphal, 

Later, the Home Minister has directed the police to take strict action against the culprits, sources close to the development cited. 

Meanwhile, the main accused in the case has been arrest. CM said, strict action is being considered including, ‘capital punishment’

20 Jul 2023, 11:45:06 AM IST

Manipur video: CM Biren Singh says, “it's a crime against humanity”

On the Manipur video incident, CM N Biren Singh said that he ordered a probe immediately after the video surfaced. 

He said, "We saw the video and I felt so bad, it's a crime against humanity. I immediately ordered the police to arrest the culprits and the state govt will try to ensure capital punishment for the accused. Every human being should condemn it."

The main accused in the case has been arrested

20 Jul 2023, 11:18:19 AM IST

Manipur video: SC says ‘it is deeply disturbed’, asks Centre, state to take action

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it is “deeply disturbed" by the video of two women in Manipur being paraded naked.

Terming it "simply unacceptable", a bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud directed the Centre and the state government to take immediate steps and apprise the apex court on what action has been taken.

"We will give a little time to the government to act otherwise we will take action if nothing is happening on the ground," the bench, also comprising Justices P S Narasimha and Manoj Misra, said.

Tension mounted in the hills of Manipur after a May 4 video surfaced on Wednesday showing two women from one of the warring communities being paraded naked by a few men from the other side.

20 Jul 2023, 10:59:44 AM IST

Manipur: Main suspect Heradas arrested, CM says ‘considering capital punishment’

A day after a 76 days-old video of two Kuki women being paraded naked in Manipur surfaced on the internet, the main suspect, Heradas (32), was arrested in Thoubal district. He was arrested with the aid of a viral video showing him wearing a green shirt, chief minister Biren Singh.

Singh said, "After taking a Suo-moto cognisance of the incident immediately after the video surfaced, the Manipur Police swung to action and made the first arrest this morning. A thorough investigation is currently underway and we will ensure strict action is taken against all the perpetrators, including considering the possibility of capital punishment." (Read here)

20 Jul 2023, 10:45:14 AM IST

PM Modi condemns in Manipur incident, says ‘guilty will not be spared’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned the incidents linked to sexual atrocities in Manipur and said that “What has happened to daughters of Manipur can never be forgiven, guilty will not be spared". He also urged all state chiefs to ensure safety of women.

Speaking to reporters ahead of the Monsoon session of the Parliament that begins today, PM Modi said, "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 minsters to tighten law and order. Whether it is Rajasthan, Chattisgarh or Manipur...the issue of a woman's honour is above all politics. (Read here)

20 Jul 2023, 10:29:38 AM IST

‘Sensible debate over Manipur violence in Parliament’: Congress MP

Congress MP Manish Tewari says, "...Today, the Monsoon session of the Parliament is beginning. There should be a sensitive and responsible debate over the Manipur situation in both Houses. Manipur is a border state and if the situation is not conducive there and peace & harmony suffer a blow, it will have a far-reaching impact..."

20 Jul 2023, 10:12:02 AM IST

Manipur: Key accused, Heradas, arrested

As per India Today, tensions rise in Manipur as the key accused, Heradas (32), is arrested a day after a two-month-old video of two women being paraded naked surfaces. The incident occurred on May 4 in Kangpokpi district, following violence in the north-east state.

20 Jul 2023, 10:03:48 AM IST

Parliament monsoon session: Oppositions send adjournment motion notice to Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha to discuss Manipur

Several opposition MPs on Thursday submitted suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha and adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss ongoing violence in Manipur. This comes a day after a May 4 video showing two women being paraded naked by some men in Manipur surfaced on social media.

The monsoon session of the Parliament will commence today, and it is expected to be a stormy one.

News agency ANI cites Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari, Congress MP Syed Naseer Hussain, CPI(M) MP Elamaram Kareem, RJD MP Manoj have submitted suspension of Business Notice under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to discuss the "Prime Minister's shocking silence on the ongoing violence in Manipur."

Meanwhile, Congress Lok Sabha CPI MP Binoy Viswam, MP Manish Tewari and others sent adjournment motion notice to Lok Sabha to raise the issue. (Read here)

20 Jul 2023, 09:52:59 AM IST

Unable to sleep: DCW chief Swati Maliwal on Manipur violence

DCW chief Swati Maliwal says, "I am unable to sleep after watching the video which has come from Manipur. The incident happened 2.5 months ago but no arrest has been made so far. I am ashamed that no one has been arrested. Central govt is silent, PM has not made a single statement. I am writing today to the Manipur CM and PM Modi to end the violence in Manipur and take action against the accused and police officials."

20 Jul 2023, 09:42:56 AM IST

Manipur women paraded naked: Kuki survivor recounts ‘take of your clothes, or will kill you…’

The atrocious incident of two women being disrobed and paraded on the village road that occurred about two-and-half month came into focus only on Wednesday, that too, after video surfaced on the internet. The incident shows how less we know about the extent and the scale of the conflict in Manipur that claimed over 150 lives so far. People who were eyewitness to the incident express that ‘the state nor the central government have the intent or the skills to handle the situation’ and ‘you tend to lose hope…’ (Full story here)

20 Jul 2023, 09:32:49 AM IST

We are ashamed: Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan on Manipur

Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan says, " Today we are feeling ashamed. Politics should not be done on this (Manipur viral video) but where are PM, Home Minister and what are they doing? I want to ask why the PM is silent. He said that we are preparing a roadmap for Manipur. You are visiting several countries and saying that everything is fine in India. We want to ask whether you will ask your CM to resign or not."

20 Jul 2023, 09:17:09 AM IST

Distressing to see disturbing visuals: Sharad Pawar on Manipur

NCP chief Sharad Pawar tweets, "...Distressing to see disturbing visuals from Manipur specially the atrocities against the women, which is despicable. It’s time to unite, raise our voices, & demand Justice for the people of Manipur. Home department along with PMO need to immediately take necessary action to restore peace in Manipur."

20 Jul 2023, 09:14:28 AM IST

Centre orders to Twitter not to share viral video

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 social media platforms to adhere to Indian laws as the matter is currently under investigation: Government Sources

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