The apex court asserted that it will be forced to initiate action if the government doesn’t.
On Thursday, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud urged the government to act in response to a widely circulated video showing naked Manipur women being paraded by a group of men. The CJI expressed extreme concern over the “disturbing” incident and called the video a gross violation of the Constitution.
Chandrachud declared, “The videos that were distributed yesterday have deeply distressed us. We wish to express our extreme concern. The time has come for the administration to act. This must stop.”
The Supreme Court had requested the government to inform about the steps taken to book the accused. The Supreme Court claimed that if the government did not act, it would be forced to do so.
The CJI said, “Using women as instruments of violence in a hostile environment is unacceptable in a constitutional democracy.
The Supreme Court announced that it would hear the matter on July 28 and sought reports from both the central and state governments led by N Biren Singh.
A video of two women being paraded naked in Manipur went viral on Thursday, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express his displeasure ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament. He said the incident was abhorrent to any civilized society and promised that those responsible would not get away easily.
A man who was allegedly a member of the mob that paraded and manhandled three Kuki women on May 4 was detained by the Manipur police on Thursday. Video of women walking naked surfaced