Comrade Chhabi Mohanty, General Secretary, AIMSS, in a statement issued on 20 July 2023 severely condemned the brutal Manipur incident in which 3 women were forcibly snatched from the police, allegedly in connivance with the latter, paraded naked and subsequently gang raped by fanatic ethnic hoodlums. Brother of a victim was brutally murdered while he tried to save his elder sister from the attackers. The gruesome incident happened on 4 May last but has come to light only on 19 July. The entire episode which has brought disgrace to the country and testifies how women are being soft targets by the communal-ethnic-chauvinist forces with the government-administration remaining either a mute spectator or an indulgent onlooker. Both the BJP-led Central and Manipur State governments go are overtly and covertly responsible for this ghastly crime and the grim situation prevailing in that state.
AIMSS demanded immediate arrest of and stringent punishment to the culprits and called upon well-meaning people of the country to raise voice of united protest against such spurt of bestial assault on women as well as inexplicable inaction on the part of the ‘double engine’ governments to quell the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur.