Chandigarh, July 23, 2023: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan has urged the Union Home Minister to order a high-level enquiry to ensure justice to all those affected by ongoing violence in northeastern state.
Reiterating that those responsible for horrendous act of outraging modesty of women in Manipur must be dealt with most stringent legal provisions and given the harshest of punishments, Sandhwan said.
In his letter to Amit Shah, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker – while expressing shock and dismay at the prevailing environment of continuous fear and lawlessness – sought removal of Manipur CM for letting the situation adrift thereby jeopardising lives of millions of citizens.
“The Chief Minister who is head of the State should be held vicariously responsible as he has failed to check this gruesome act of violence against the women who deserve to be respected,” Sandhwan wrote adding that severe action against the Chief Minister by dismissing his Govt., will send the right signal.”
Regretting the gruesome incident of two women stripped and paraded, he said it was distressing that in our country where women are respected we have not been able to protect the dignity of women. Our civilization, our forefathers taught us to respect women. But the treatment given to them in Manipur is highly deplorable, he added.
Any reasonable person can feel the pain these women must have passed through, Sandhwan further said.
“I am sure you must have been keeping vigil over the incident, but I, with folded hands, seek your help for protection of dignity and respect of those women. They need protection,” the Speaker wrote in his letter.