“I Saved My Country But Couldn’t Save My Wife” – Manipur Victim’s Husband
Written by gokul krishnan Published on Jul 21, 2023 | 00:56 AM IST | 101
In a shocking incident that has left the entire nation in disbelief, a mob in Manipur perpetrated unspeakable acts of violence against innocent women on May 4th. The horrifying incident, in which women were forced to parade naked in front of hundreds of men, molested, and allegedly gang-raped, has sent shockwaves across the country after the video surfaced on social media on July 19th.
Speaking to India TV, an eyewitness who also happens to be the husband of one of the victims shared a harrowing account of the ordeal. A man who had served in the army and fought for the nation in Kargil and Sri Lanka, he expressed his profound distress over his inability to protect his own family and people during the devastating incident.
The eyewitness recounted the heart-wrenching sequence of events that unfolded on that fateful day. The mob, driven by an animalistic rage and armed with weapons, descended upon the village with the clear intent to cause harm. The women were separated from the crowd and were subjected to the most degrading treatment – they were forcibly stripped in front of the cruel onlookers. Among the victims was the wife of the witness, adding to his agony and helplessness.
As the villagers tried to intervene and rescue another girl from the clutches of the merciless mob, they faced violent retribution. The eyewitness painfully revealed that the mob brutally attacked the girl’s father, leading to his tragic death. It was a scene of utter chaos, lawlessness, and despair, where innocent lives were torn apart, and humanity seemed to have vanished.
The shocking aspect of the incident, aside from the gruesome acts perpetrated by the mob, was the apparent inaction of the police. The witness asserted that the police, who were present at the scene, did nothing to prevent the violence or bring the culprits to justice. This alleged negligence and complicity by the authorities have only added to the anguish and anger of the victims’ families and the community at large.
The incident in Manipur has sparked widespread outrage and demands for justice from all corners of the country. People have taken to the streets, social media, and various platforms to express their solidarity with the victims and call for swift action against those responsible for this heinous crime. Numerous human rights organizations and activists have also joined the chorus, urging the government to ensure that justice is served and the perpetrators are held accountable for their barbaric actions.
As the nation grapples with this deeply distressing incident, questions are being raised about the safety and security of women in the country. This incident serves as a stark reminder that despite progress in many areas, women’s safety remains a grave concern in India. The incident has once again brought the issue of gender-based violence to the forefront and calls for a serious and sustained effort to address this societal problem.
In response to the mounting pressure, the Manipur government has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident thoroughly. The authorities have promised swift and stringent action against those involved. However, the victims’ families and the public at large demand more than just assurances – they seek tangible results, a fair trial, and justice that will serve as a deterrent for such heinous acts in the future.
Beyond immediate justice, there is also a pressing need for society as a whole to introspect and address the deeply rooted issues that allow such incidents to occur. This includes addressing the toxic masculinity that perpetuates violence against women, improving law enforcement’s response to such crimes, and fostering a culture that respects and protects the rights and dignity of all individuals, regardless of gender.
Here is the tweet below:
— India TV (@indiatvnews) July 20, 2023
As the nation grieves for the victims and stands united against such heinous acts, it is crucial to remember that each of us has a role to play in creating a safer and more compassionate society. Only by standing together, supporting the victims, and demanding accountability can we hope to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future and work towards a more equitable and just India.
— Sun News (@sunnewstamil) July 21, 2023
— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2023
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