Shillong: The powerful North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) on Friday condemned the incident in which two tribal women were paraded naked in Manipur and demanded stringent punishment for those involved in the senseless act.
”Such acts are outrageous, barbaric, and inhumane which are unacceptable in a civilized society. The fact that these women have to endure the above ordeal and disgrace in the most despicable manner is enough to send shivers down the spine of every right-thinking individual,” NESO Chairman Samuel B. Jyrwa and Secretary General Mutsikhoyo Yhobu said.
“NESO is appalled and shocked with disbelief on the recent video circulated in social media where two Vaiphei women were forcibly stripped, assaulted and made to parade naked in full public view in Manipur,” they said.
Stating that in every conflict or riot, women and children are the most vulnerable and frequently preyed upon, the apex student’s body of the indigenous student groups across the seven Northeastern states said, “atrocities against helpless women and children including abusing their dignity at any time and even at war should never be condoned and should be condemned by one and all.”
Meanwhile, the NESO also urged the different indigenous communities of Manipur and in the entire North East to maintain peace and brotherhood so as to further strengthen the age-old relationship that had been developed over the generations.