‘If the government will not act, we will’, Supreme Court takes cognizance of Manipur incident -aabtak24


Manipur Violence Video: There is anger across the country for openly parading two women of a community without clothes in Manipur. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has also taken suo motu cognizance of this matter. The Supreme Court has said that it is really disturbed by the video that surfaced yesterday of two women being paraded naked in Manipur. Country’s Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has asked the government to take action on this matter. Apart from this, the Chief Justice said that such incidents cannot be accepted at all. The CJI said that this is a violation of constitutional rights, if the government does not act, we will. 

Strict remarks of the Chief Justice
The Supreme Court has also called for a report from the state government giving instructions for action on this matter. The Supreme Court has told that there will be a hearing on this matter on Friday next week. Regarding this matter, CJI Chandrachud said, "We are shocked by these pictures. In the violence-affected area, women were used as commodities. We should be told what action has been taken against those who are responsible for this."

PM Modi’s statement
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Expressing grief over the incident of two women being paraded naked in Manipur, he said that this incident is shameful for any civilized society and has brought dishonor to the entire country. Addressing the media before the commencement of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the Prime Minister assured the countrymen that the guilty in this case would not be spared and the law would strictly follow one step after another. He said, ‘‘What has happened to the daughters of Manipur… Its culprits can never be forgiven.’’

The Prime Minister urged all the Chief Ministers to take strictest steps to further strengthen law and order in their respective states and especially for the safety of women. 


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