Unprecedented indignation has been generated by a video that leaked on Wednesday showing two women being paraded naked and assaulted in Manipur’s Kangpokpi. The protection of women and the function of the police in upholding law and order have come under scrutiny from opposition politicians.
The husband of one of those women seen in the video is an ex-army man who also fought in the Kargil War. He had served in the Indian Army as a Subedar of the Assam Regiment.
Speaking about the disturbing incident, he said, “I fought for the nation in the Kargil war and was also in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. I protected the nation but am dejected that after my retirement, I could not protect my home, my wife and fellow villagers.”
“I have seen the war fighting in the front at Kargil. And when I have returned home (after my retirement), my own place is more dangerous than the battlefield,” he told Times of India.