Manipur horrors: CM Biren Singh said, ‘My work is…’ amid demand for resignation on women’s video

Image Source: PTI Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh reacts to calls for his resignation

The Chief Minister responded to the call for resignation: Amidst outrage over nude parade of women in Manipur and growing demand for the Chief Minister’s resignation, N Biren Singh on Friday (July 21) said that his job is to bring peace in the violence-hit state and reiterated that his government will not spare any miscreant.

Demands for Singh’s resignation intensified after a video shot on May 4 of two women parading in Manipur surfaced on social media.

“I don’t want to go into it. My job is to bring peace in the state. Crooks are there in every society but we will not spare them,” said Biren Singh.

So far four people including the main accused have been arrested in connection with this shameful incident.

Local women burnt down the house of one of the accused, as seen in the May 4 video.

Talking about the incident, the Chief Minister said that people are demanding strictest punishment for the accused and in this sequence the house of one of them was set on fire.

People are protesting across the state regarding the incident and are demanding strictest punishment for the accused. Accused number one, who was arrested earlier, had his house burnt by the women yesterday. The society of Manipur is against crime against women. They consider women as their mothers,” said Singh.

He insisted that the protests in the state are to support the government in punishing the accused.

4 accused arrested

Following the incident in Thoubal’s Meitei-ruled Valley region, an objection was lodged at a police headquarters in the bordering Kangpokpi district and a zero FIR was registered. After this the matter was sent to the Police Headquarters at Thoubal.

Manipur Police said that four accused have been arrested so far, all efforts are on to nab the other accused.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also assured the nation that those guilty of wrongdoing would not be spared.

“I want to assure the countrymen that no criminal will be spared. The law will take full force, one step after the other. What has happened to the daughters of Manipur can never be forgiven,” he said.

CM N Biren Singh said in a tweet that a thorough investigation into the incident is underway and strict action, including death penalty, is warranted.

(with ANI inputs)

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