New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday decided to transfer the Manipur viral video case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
A horrific 26-second video from Manipur has sent shockwaves throughout the country, depicting a horrifying incident where two women were subjected to a brutal assault by a mob. The disturbing video shows the women being stripped naked, assaulted, and paraded in public.
According to news agency ANI, the Centre is set to intervene in the case, planning to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court, requesting that the trial of this viral video case takes place outside Manipur. The incident reportedly occurred on May 4, following ethnic clashes that had erupted in the state.
As the video went viral, prompting nationwide outrage, the police took swift action and managed to arrest seven individuals, including the main perpetrator. Moreover, the mobile phone used to film the shocking incident has been recovered, and the person behind the video has also been apprehended.
The violence in Manipur was triggered by a rally held on May 3 by the All Tribal Students Union of Manipur (ATSUM) in opposition to the proposed inclusion of the Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribes (STs) list.
The entire nation stands in solidarity with the victims and demands swift justice for this heinous crime. Authorities are urged to take strong action against the perpetrators, ensuring that such acts of violence are never tolerated in our society.