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The video, which was just released, dates back to early May, when tensions throughout Manipur were at their highest. The camera follows two terrified women being forced to walk through a crowd of majority-Hindu Meiteis as they are beaten with sticks and canes and assaulted. The women are then taken to a field where the violence continues.
The women appear to be from the Kuki tribe—a tribe that’s been at the heart of Manipur violence, and a tribe that is majority Christian.
Although this ghastly incident occurred two months ago, only now are arrests being made—now that the video has gone public. Four men have been arrested and over three dozen are being interrogated in relation to the sexual assault which occurred.
Despite the ongoing violence in Chhattisgarh and Manipur, Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, had remained silent. That is, until today:
“My heart is filled with grief and anger,” Modi shared. “The incident in Manipur is shameful for any civil society. What happened with the daughters of Manipur can never be forgiven … the law will take its course with all its might.”