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Manipur Shame: Centre asks Twitter, other social media to remove video on Manipur women; probe on

Manipur Shame: The Centre on Thursday ordered Twitter and other social media to remove the two-month-old video of two Manipur women who were stripped, raped and being paraded naked. The investigation into matter is underway. According to the sources, the government has asked all Indian social media platforms to abide by the Indian Laws. The […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Jul 20, 2023 11:01 IST
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Manipur Shame: The Centre on Thursday ordered Twitter and other social media to remove the two-month-old video of two Manipur women who were stripped, raped and being paraded naked. The investigation into matter is underway.

According to the sources, the government has asked all Indian social media platforms to abide by the Indian Laws. The order was given when the two-month-old video of Manipur women went viral and triggered shock and outrage among the people.

“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.”

As per the police information, the horrific incident took place on May 4 in Manipur’s Thoubal district. The case of abduction, gangrape and murder has been registered in the matter.

K Meghachandra Singh, Superintendent of Police, 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, “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.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in his tweet and said that the Prime Minister’s silence on the issue has pushed the state into anarchy.

The Congress leader tweeted, “PM’s silence and inaction has led Manipur into anarchy. INDIA will not stay silent while the idea of India is being attacked in Manipur. We stand with the people of Manipur. Peace is the only way forward,”

First published on: Jul 20, 2023 10:49 AM IST

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