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Centre Orders Twitter, Other Platforms To Remove Manipur Women Paraded Naked Video

The government 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 as the matter is currently under investigation

Centre orders Twitter to take down Manipur woman paraded naked video
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After a horrific video from May 4 surfaced on Wednesday, showing two women being paraded naked in Manipur, the Centre has issued a notice to Twitter and other social media platforms, instructing them not to share the viral video which has sparked widespread condemnation. Hours after the video went viral, Manipur police issued a statement saying that a case of abduction, gang rape and murder has been registered at Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district against "unknown armed miscreants."

According to sources, the government 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 social media platforms to adhere to Indian laws as the matter is currently under investigation," sources reportedly said. 

Political parties strongly condemned the incident and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the continuing ethnic violence in Manipur since May 3. As the Centre urged social media platforms to refrain from sharing the viral video, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that such a move shows "the level of desperation and inability of the government to contain violence or fake news."

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