Public shaming of woman condemned


By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Oct 9: Strongly condemning the assault and public shaming of a man and a woman by a mob at Upokpi Khunou, Bishnupur district on October 6 and that too in-front of the minor daughter of the woman, Women Against Crime has urged the people not to resort to mob violence in the future and instead to inform the police and let the law handle the situation.
Speaking to media persons at the office of Women Against Crime at Canchipur today, its secretary A Robita Leima urged the State Government to pass stringent laws to check extramarital affairs.
Regarding the unfortunate incident at RIMS, the organisation's advisor Soubam Sobita strongly condemned such heinous act and stated that it is extremely disappointing that the act occurred inside such a reputed hospital/institution.
On the other hand, Women Action for Development has also condemned the incident of mob-violence and humiliation of a minor girl, who tried to defend her mother at Upokpi Khunou.
Lamenting that the minor girl was publicly inquired by some locals thus creating serious psychological trauma, it continued that the association members were also asked by the club members and locals of Kha-Potshangbam to enquire the minor girl about the character of her mother but the organisation refused to do so.
Urging the Government to give befitting punishment to all the culprits involved in the mob violence so as to ensure that such incidents do not happen in the future, it expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister and Bishnupur police for their speedy action. The organisation further appealed to the public not to take the law into their own hands or upload any video or photo that will harm the modesty of a person.
Instead, take steps to lodge a formal complaint at the police station concerned, it urged.