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Manipur women video: ‘Will consider capital punishment for culprits,’ says CM Biren Singh

New Delhi: Chief Minister N Biren Singh Tuesday said a thorough investigation has been ordered in the Manipur women video and the stern action as well as possible capital punishment will be taken against the accused. “A thorough investigation is currently underway and we will ensure strict action is taken against all the perpetrators, including […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Jul 22, 2023 14:34 IST
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New Delhi: Chief Minister N Biren Singh Tuesday said a thorough investigation has been ordered in the Manipur women video and the stern action as well as possible capital punishment will be taken against the accused.

“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. Let it be known, there is absolutely no place for such heinous acts in our society,” tweeted the Manipur chief minister.

He said, “My hearts go out to the two women who were subjected to a deeply disrespectful and inhumane act, as shown in the distressing video that surfaced yesterday. After taking a suo motu cognisance of the incident immediately after the video surfaced, the Manipur Police swung to action and made the first arrest this morning.”

“After seeing the video, I immediately enquire about the incident. This crisis happened on May 3, and the incident (of tribal women) happened the next day, May 4. But this video leaked after 47 days. I was really shocked. I strongly condemn it. This is a heinous crime against humanity. The state government will not stay silent,” said the Manipur CM.

Manipur Women Video Surfaces, CJI Chandrachud Intervenes 

This comes after the nation’s head hanged with the shame after the video of sexual violence emerged from Manipur that is reported to be 3 months old. Following its circulation on the internet, the entire nation’s outrage prompted India’s judiciary to intervene.

Taking note of the Manipur women video, Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud condemned it while also saying that it is the grossest constitutional violation. He said, “it is uacceptable.”

Highlighting gross violation of constitution, CJI Chandrachud said, “We are of the view that court must be apprised of the steps taken by the govt so that perpetrators are booked for such violence. What is portrayed in the media and visuals which appeared shows gross constitutional violation.”

First published on: Jul 20, 2023 04:25 PM IST

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