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As the Monsoon session of Parliament started, opposition leaders referred to the May 4 video of the heinous crime to say the situation in Manipur was unacceptable and accused the BJP governments in the Centre as well as the northeastern state of being unable to control the situation there.
Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said, "This incident is shameful for the whole country. It is very disturbing." "We will raise the issue. We will be the voice of women who have faced violence in Manipur.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh accused the prime minister of being silent over the matter. "An insensitive and cruel leader is leading this country. Manipur is burning and Modi ji is silent," he said. AAP MP Raghav Chadha said, "I am wearing black today to protest and stand in solidarity with the people of Manipur. The state is burning and the Union government is refusing to even acknowledge what is going on in Manipur."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the incident of women being paraded naked in Manipur has shamed 140 crore Indians, asserting that the law will act with its full might and no guilty will be spared. "Today, when I am standing by this temple of democracy my heart is full of pain and anger," he told reporters at the Parliament complex before the start of the Monsoon session amid criticism by opposition parties for not speaking on the ethnic violence in the BJP-ruled northeast state.
Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Manoj Jha gave a notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss the Manipur issue by suspending House business. "We request the prime minister to break his silence. If you do not break your silence it makes us feel that the state government is responsible for this situation. If the Parliament does not discuss the Manipur issue, what is this Parliament for?" he posed.