In the wake of chilling video showing two women being sexually assaulted by mob of men in Manipur, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren wrote a letter to the President Droupadi Murmu on Friday highlighting ‘grave injustice among the ethnic groups in the state.’
Soren said that as Manipur is ‘predominantly a tribal state and there has been a desperate attempt by the Centre to sideline the issue.’
“Your (President) steadfast commitment to upholding the principles of justce and compassion has always been a guiding light for all of us. In this darkest hour of crisis that Manipur and India face, we look up to you as the last source of hope and inspiration who could show the light in these troubled times to the people of Manipur and all the citizen of India,” Soren wrote.
The Chief Minister further requested President to find a way forward and ensure justice is served and take steps to ensure the peace and harmony of Manipur.
“We cannot and must not let our fellow tribal brothers and sisters be treated in this appallingly barbaric way. Manipur must heal and we as a nation must help,” he added.
The recent viral video from Manipur showing two women being sexually assaulted and paraded naked by mob of men has sparked nationwide outrage. Meanwhile, Manipur police has arrested five accused in the matter.