Chief Justice of India Chief (CJI) D.Y. Chandrachud on Thursday, July 20, 2023 summoned Attorney General of India and Solicitor General of India and told them that the sexual assault and violence on women in Manipur seen in a video circulating on social media is gross violation of human rights in a constitutional democracy.
“Using women as instruments of violence is totally unacceptable,” Chief Justice Chandrachud said.
The CJI further told the AG and the SG in open court that the video may not be a recent one, but that does not matter. “The court is deeply disturbed. Across history and across the world, women are used as instruments of violence in strife ridden parts. What action have you taken?” CJI, speaking for the top court, asked the government
The CJI then sought to know the government’s action in bringing the perpetrators before law and steps to prevent such incidents in future.
Mr. Chandrachud said it will give the government a little time to act or will itself step in, and listed the suo motu case for further hearing on July 28.