27 Jul 2023

Manipur Violence: US, Britain Said This About Parading Incident

America's response to Manipur incident and the parading of 2 women has now come to the fore amid a war between the ruling party and the opposition in Parliament over the issue. The US said that it is shocked and scared by this incident. We express our deepest sympathies to the survivors of this gender-based violence and support the ongoing efforts of the Government of India to ensure justice for the victims. This information was given by Vedant Patel, Deputy Spokesperson of the US State Department during a press conference.

'We favour peaceful solution'

Patel also said that the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, had said that this kind of treatment of women is shameful in any civilized society. We have said earlier also that we are in favor of a peaceful solution to the Manipur issue. Let's hope that the people of every community and their property will be protected. The Manipur incident had occurred on May 4, but a video of the same emerged on July 19 and it was strongly condemned across the country. All political parties have also strongly condemned it. Violence is continuing in Manipur since May 3. A total of 160 people have been killed in this so far and many have been injured.


On the other hand, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti had also recently reacted on this matter. He said that we know that this is an internal matter of India. If India asks for help, we are ready for that. He said wherever he sees such violent incidents, he feels sad. We hope for peace at the earliest. We have no strategic concern over the situation in Manipur. We are only concerned about the people. 

‘All this being done in a planned manner’

Apart from America, this matter has also been raised in the Parliament of Britain. In Britain, special ambassador for religious freedom and MP Fiona Bruce accused the BBC of not reporting Manipur violence properly. He told the lower house of Parliament in Britain that several hundred churches had been burnt in Manipur since May and more than 100 people had been killed. More than 50 thousand people were forced to leave their homes. It is clear from all this that all this is being done in a planned manner and religion is a big factor in these attacks. The issue of Manipur has also been raised in the Parliament of the European Union in France.

The guilty will not be spared: PM Modi

Significantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first reaction last week, expressed grief and anger over the incident and said that it has brought shame to 140 crore countrymen. The guilty will not be spared.

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