PM’s silence and inaction led Manipur into anarchy: Rahul Gandhitext_fields
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the violent situation in Manipur, saying “INDIA will not stay silent while the idea of India is being attacked”.
His remarks came after a video shot on May 4 surfaced on Wednesday, showing two women being paraded naked in ethnic violence-hit Manipur.
Police said a case of abduction, gang rape, and murder has been registered at the Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district against unidentified armed miscreants.
“PM’s silence and inaction have led Manipur into anarchy,” Gandhi said in a tweet.
“We stand with the people of Manipur. Peace is the only way forward,” he added.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said in his tweet, ”Humanity has died in Manipur. Modi government and the BJP have changed democracy and the rule of law into mobocracy by destroying the delicate social fabric of the state. Narendra Modi ji, India will never forgive your silence."
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also reacted to the video, saying that the pictures of sexual violence against women emerging from Manipur are heart-wrenching.
“No amount of condemnation is enough for this horrific incident of violence against women. Women and children have to bear the maximum brunt of violence in society,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.
“We must all condemn the violence in one voice while furthering the efforts for peace in Manipur,” she added.
“Why has the central government, Mr Prime Minister turned a blind eye to the violent incidents in Manipur? Do such pictures and violent incidents not disturb them?” she asked.
Mahila Congress chief Netta D’Souza said, “Humanity has died a thousand deaths! If this BJP govt can’t stop women from being shamed and humiliated, from being paraded naked, it simply is dismissed.”
What is stopping the Modi government from imposing the President’s Rule in Manipur, she asked on Twitter.
With inputs from PTI