Manipur On the one hand, there is anger in the whole country after the video of two women being paraded naked, while on the other hand, the wave of fire raging in Manipur has reached Mizoram. The Meitei community continues to receive threats. Due to which the people of this community are being forced to leave their homes and migrate.
Who and why is threatening the Meitei community in Mizoram?
The Meitei community in Mizoram has been threatened by the former insurgent organization Peace Accord MNF Returns Association (PAMRA). On behalf of the organization, the people of this community have been warned to return to their home state from the state. The organization has threatened that if the people of the Meitei community ignore this warning, they will be responsible for whatever happens to them. The reasoning behind the threat has been that they are angry with what happened to the women in Manipur.
Mizoram government assures security to Meitei community
The Mizoram government assured security to the people of the Meitei community living in the state and asked them not to pay heed to rumours. The assurance by the state government came after an ex-militant organization in Mizoram ‘advised’ the Meitei community to leave Mizoram. State Home Commissioner and Secretary H Lalengmawia held a meeting with Meitei community leaders and assured them of their safety, according to an official statement.
Security tightened in Manipur to prevent untoward incident
Manipur Police and Central forces have beefed up security in the state to prevent any untoward incident in view of the worsening situation after the video surfaced. Police said that the security personnel are making every possible effort to arrest the remaining accused in the incident by raiding several suspected hideouts. Security forces raided sensitive and border areas of both the valley and hill districts. As part of this operation, nine bunkers and camps were destroyed on Phaleng hilltop in Kangpokpi district.
126 Nakas built at various places in Manipur
A total of 126 nakas and check posts have been set up in different areas of both the hill and valley districts and 413 people have been detained by the police in connection with the violence, Manipur Police said in a tweet. Police said that the movement of essential goods on the national highway has also been ensured. According to the police, the movement of 749 vehicles with essential commodities on NH-37 and 174 vehicles on NH-2 was ensured. Police said that tight security arrangements have been made at all sensitive places and security squads have been deployed to ensure free and safe movement of vehicles on sensitive routes.
Total 6 people arrested in Manipur video case so far
The Manipur police on Saturday arrested two people, including a juvenile, in connection with the case of parading two women naked in Kangpokpi district of the state on May 4. So far six people have been arrested in this case. These include the man who was seen in a public video dragging a woman in Bi Phanom village. Police said that by raiding several suspected hideouts, all possible efforts are being made to arrest the remaining criminals. A 26-second video of the incident surfaced on Wednesday, a day after which four people were arrested on Thursday. It is alleged that the mob sexually assaulted the women. The four accused arrested earlier were sent to police custody for 11 days on Friday.
The opposition surrounded the Center and the Manipur government
Opposition parties are constantly attacking the Narendra Modi government at the Center and the N. Biren Singh government of the state regarding the Manipur video issue. Several parties, including the Congress, have demanded immediate dismissal of the Manipur government and imposition of President’s rule in the state. The Congress accused the BJP of running away from the discussion in Parliament regarding this issue. In a tweet, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said, “The Prime Minister and his admirers are diverting attention from the terrible tragedy that has befallen entire Manipur during the last 80 days by drawing false parallels with the issue relating to Rajasthan.” The Congress also shared the picture of Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani along with the failed report card on its Twitter account.
BJP hit back at opposition parties
The BJP has retaliated strongly to the opposition’s attack on the Manipur issue. The BJP alleged that the list of heinous crimes against women is long in opposition-ruled states like Rajasthan, West Bengal and Bihar, but the opposition parties are doing politics over the incident in Manipur. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur referred to some criminal cases registered against women in Rajasthan, Bihar and West Bengal and accused Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and leaders of other opposition parties of keeping silence on crimes against women in non-BJP ruled states.
what is the matter
A video of two women belonging to a community being paraded naked by a group of people from the rival community in the violence-hit state of Manipur has gone viral, triggering anger in the country. The incident took place on May 4, the video of which went viral on July 19.