The Supreme Court criticised the “deeply disturbing” video of two women being paraded in Manipur while nude and stated that the images displayed “gross constitutional failure.” The government has been urged to take action and inform the court of the measures being taken to safeguard the safety of women in the area, according to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.
The Chief Justice warned that the Supreme Court would take up the case on July 28 if the government didn’t take action.
“The videos that were distributed yesterday have severely distressed us. We want to communicate our extreme worry. The time has come for the administration to act. This is not acceptable, declared DY Chandrachud.
“We will take action if the government does not. According to us, the court needs to be informed of the government’s actions so that those responsible for the violence can be charged. According to the Chief Justice, the media’s portrayal and the photos that surfaced “show a gross constitutional violation.”
Two women were paraded naked by a throng, harassed and carried to a field where they were allegedly gang-raped in the video that has drawn widespread condemnation and calls for action.
According to a statement by the Indigenous Tribal Leaders’ Forum (ITLF), the incident happened on May 4 in the Kangpokpi area, around 35 kilometres from the state capital Imphal.
Manipur police detained a major suspect a day after the horrifying video went viral online. Heradas (32), who was seen wearing a green T-shirt in the video, was apprehended in the Thoubal district, according to the police.
During a “Tribal Solidarity March” to protest against the Meitei community’s desire for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status on May 3, violence broke out in Manipur.
The Chief Minister’s resignation has been demanded by the Kuki tribe. The ethnic conflict has resulted in over 120 deaths, thousands of internal displacements, and the current residence of relief camps for the displaced.