Manipur harassment video: GoI orders Twitter, other social media sites to take down clip

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New Delhi: The Government of India on Thursday asked Twitter and other social media to take down the video of two Manipuri women being paraded naked as the matter is under investigation.

As per sources, the Government has told social media platforms operating in India that it is imperative for them to adhere to Indian laws. The order was given after a video of the incident went viral on social media triggering shock and outrage.

Quoting sources, ANI repoorted, the GoI has issued an order to Twitter and other social media platforms, instructing them not to share the viral video of the two Manipuri women being paraded nude.

“It is imperative for the social media platforms to adhere to Indian laws as the matter is currently under investigation,” said the GoI order.

According to a senior police official the incident took place on May 4 in Manipur’s Thoubal district and a case of abduction, gangrape and murder has been registered in the matter.

Superintendent of Police (SP), K Meghachandra Singh in a statement on July 19 said “As regards the video of 2 (two) women paraded naked by unknown armed miscreants on 4th May 2023, a case of abduction, gangrape and murder was registered at Nongpok Sekmai Police Station (Thoubal district) against unknown armed miscreants.”

“The investigation has started and the state police is making an all-out effort to arrest the culprits at the earliest,” the statement read.

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