Amid nationwide outrage over a video showing two Kuki-Zo tribal women being paraded naked by a mob in Manipur, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government is ready for a discussion in the parliament concerning the incident.
"Manipur incident is definitely very serious and understanding the situation, PM himself has said that what happened in Manipur has put the entire nation to shame. PM has said that strictest action will be taken over the incident. We do want a discussion in Parliament over Manipur. I had said this in the All Party Meeting and I reiterate this in the Parliament that we want a discussion in the House over Manipur," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said.
He further claimed that a few political parties are "unnecessarily" creating a situation in the Parliament so that the discussion on Manipur can't take place. "I am clearly levelling allegations that this Opposition is not serious over Manipur as they should have been...," Rajnath Singh further alleged.
#WATCH | Amid the uproar in Lok Sabha over the Manipur situation, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Manipur incident is definitely very serious and understanding the situation, PM himself has said that what happened in Manipur has put the entire nation to shame. PM has said… pic.twitter.com/QHW1KHfg0q— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2023
Both Houses of the Parliament, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned on Friday, the second day of the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament, amid uproar over Manipur violence. Opposition parties have been demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make a detailed statement in Parliament on the Manipur situation, saying he could have dismissed the state chief minister instead of making "false equivalence" with Congress governed states if he was angry over the matter.
Modi on Thursday said the incident of women being paraded naked in Manipur has shamed 140 crore Indians, asserting that law will act with its full might and no guilty will be spared. Both houses of Parliament did not transact any business on Thursday as well as the opposition was unrelenting on its demand for a statement from the prime minister on the Manipur violence.