Sena (UBT) criticises Centre; says movie named ‘Manipur Files’ should be madetext_fields
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena (UBT) declared on Saturday that a film titled "Manipur Files" should be produced, criticising the BJP regimes in both Manipur and the central government for the ethnic violence in the state.
An editorial in Sena (UBT) mouthpiece 'Saamana' criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and said that the state's violence and crimes were worse than those in Kashmir.
A video shot on May 4 surfaced on Wednesday, showing two women from one of the warring communities in Manipur being paraded naked by a few men from the other side, sparking national outrage.
The party said that had the Supreme Court not taken cognisance of the matter, the prime minister would have not spoken about the issue.
Modi on Thursday said the incident of disrobed women being paraded in Manipur has shamed 140 crore Indians, asserting that the law will act with its full might and no guilty will be spared.
In recent times, Saamana said, movies like the Tashkent Files, The Kerala Story, and The Kashmir Files have been made.
“The same people should now make a movie named ‘Manipur Files’ on the violence in the state,” it said.
The party said had there been a non-BJP government in the state, it would have been dismissed by now.
It alleged that Manipur is politically insignificant for the PM and this is the reason behind the situation in the state is being ignored.
The party said 60,000 central paramilitary forces have been stationed in Manipur and yet there is no let-up in the violence.
“This means the situation has gone out of control of the PM and the (Union) Home minister,” the editorial added.
With PTI inputs