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DCW chief Swati Maliwal wrote to Centre over Manipur women parade, seeks permission to visit victims

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal Thursday wrote to the Centre over the Manipur women video of sexual abuse, urging to make all efforts to stop the violence in the state. “I am writing today to the Manipur CM and PM Modi to end the violence in Manipur and take action against […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Jul 20, 2023 12:45 IST
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DCW cheif Swati Maliwal responds to Manipur women parade video.

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal Thursday wrote to the Centre over the Manipur women video of sexual abuse, urging to make all efforts to stop the violence in the state.

“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,” said Maliwal.

She stated, “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 government is silent, PM has not made a single statement.”

Sought Permission to Visit Victims 

Coming down heavily on the sexual violence against the two Manipuri women, DCW chief informed that she has aksed the Centre to allow her a visit to the victims to know about their ordeal. She said there might other women who were tortured during the violence whom the former wanted to meet.

Manipur Women Video Shows Men Groping Inappropriately

The DCW chief responded to a video where two women were stripped naked and paraded to a field where they were allegedly gang-raped. The horiffic video of the incident showed two naked women being forcefully taken with a crowd of at least a thousand men.

Also Read: Crime against humanity: CM Biren Singh on women being paraded naked in Manipur 

The two women were identified to belong to Kuki community who were subjected to sexual abuse after a woman from a particular community was allegedly assaulted sexually.

Govt asks Twitter To Take Down The Manipur Parade Video, Judiciary Intervenes 

Taking note of the garve intensity of the video, the central government on Thursday asked the social media platform Twitter to take down the video.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh expressed anger over the video saying that the culprits will not be spared. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has given the Centre and state government time to take necessary measured to stop the violence.

As reported earlier, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud highly condemned the incident and called it ‘grossest constitutional violation.”

First published on: Jul 20, 2023 12:38 PM IST

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