Imphal, May 11, Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur , (SSUM) slammed the state government headed by the BJP alleging protection of a rapist MLA. In a press statement, the student union said that such a protection has defamed the Prime Minister ’s ambitious campaign – Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao , which was launched on January 22, 2015. The student body points MLA of Sekmai Assembly constituency as an example of how the government has been concealing crime committed against women by MLAs. The student body said that as per the clause 4, section 375 of the Indian Penal Code rape is defined in an appropriate ways no matter it is as per her consent or not . The clause 4 of the section said that “ With her consent , when the man knows that he is not her husband , and that her consent is given because she believes that he is another man to whom she is or believes herself to be lawfully married”. As per the definition provided in the clause 4 of the IPC it stands true that the case of Sekmai Assembly constituency is a case of rape, the SSUM added. Moreover after the 2012 New Delhi Rape case , both the houses of Parliament have amended the Indian Penal Code , Indian Evidence Act and the Code of Criminal Procedure regarding to all clauses and sections related to sexual harassment case. The SSUM said that the way the government is protecting the Sekamai Assembly Constituency MLA will not be tolerated. On the other hand the students’ body also expressed serious concerns to the Tanga Gang rape case. It said that the rapist involved are being protected by high level politicians . SSUM said that when investigated it has been found that the politician giving protection to the rapist is not the MLA of Thanga Assembly constituency . It said it is time that people find out who is the politician supporting and protecting the rapist of the minor girl from thanga area. The SSUM also blamed the BJP led government questioning why they are silent when it comes to matters related to crime against women and children. The students’ body while demanding immediate action against the Sekmai MLA and the BJP leader from Thanga Assembly constituency said that the matter will be brought up to the notice of the Prime Minister .
SSUM slams Manipur Govt. alleging protection of rapist MLA