July 20, 2023
In Manipur, a video of two women belonging to the Kuki tribal community being dragged naked and sexually assaulted by a gang belonging to the Meithe tribe has created a sensation.
The Maithei community, which is the majority in Manipur, has been fighting for tribal status. The Sugi tribe opposes it. There are frequent clashes and riots between the two communities over this issue
The violence that has been going on in the state of Manipur for the past few months has not ended yet. More than a hundred people have died. More than a thousand people were injured. More than 50,000 people have been accommodated in camps for security reasons
In this case, a video of two tribal young women being dragged naked by a gang in a procession in the middle of the road has created a lot of excitement.
In that video, two women belonging to the Sugi tribe are being stripped naked by a large number of men and dragged by their private parts.
The women are said to have been gang-raped by unidentified persons. The video also shows the two women crying. The tribal organization alleged that the two women were gang-raped in a nearby field.
This heart-wrenching incident which took place on May 4 last in Gangbokbi district has come to the attention of the outside world only now.
The incident took place on May 4 in Kangbokbi district, about 35 km from the state capital Imphal, the Tribal Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF) said. The police have registered a case and are investigating.