Manipur violence: ‘Why was PM Modi silent for so long,’ asks opposition

Opposition parties raised questions on the Prime Minister on Thursday Narendra Modi‘S silence on Manipur Violence’ is too long. This was despite the fact that PM Modi had said earlier today that he was ‘saddened’ by sexual atrocities against women in Manipur and promised strict action against the guilty.

Reacting to Modi’s remarks, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor says, “Extremely concerned that the PM has remained silent for so long. None of us could understand it.

“We are very happy that he broke his silence, now we would like him to go to the Parliament to discuss this issue… We want him to discuss this when he speaks inside the Parliament. He has spoken to the media outside Parliament. I am very happy, at least he raised his voice. Now, let them raise their voice in Parliament itself.

Meanwhile, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, “…the PM was forced to react to the video as it has now gone viral…there is a massacre happening”. …”

Earlier in the day, Owaisi wrote on Twitter, “Prime Minister @PMOIndia finally spoke on Manipur after 2 months of continuous genocide of Kuki tribes, question govt must answer but would Modi have reacted to the horrific video “?”

This comes a day after videos of women being paraded and molested by a gang of men at B Phenom village in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district surfaced on social media, triggering fresh tension in the ethnic violence-hit state.

Following this, opposition parties have demanded that the violence in Manipur be discussed in Parliament and they insist that the discussion be held in the presence of PM Modi.

Meanwhile, speaking on sexual assault in Manipur, PM Modi earlier in the day said, “What happened to the daughters of Manipur can never be forgiven, the guilty will not be spared.”

“Who did it and who is responsible is a separate issue but it has brought shame to our country.”