Jaya Bachchan speaks about how Indian leaders are not talking about the Manipur videos says, ‘It’s a shame’

Jaya claimed that although everyone was talking about the violence in Manipur, India’s authorities were not.

Jaya Bachchan, a seasoned politician and actress from Bollywood, has lambasted the government for failing to bring up the Manipur tragedy in Parliament. She claimed that although India’s government were not talking about the violence in the northeastern state, the rest of the world was.

Jaya had already expressed her passionate reaction to the horrible viral footage of two women being paraded in Manipur, naked, by men, amid violence. She admitted that she couldn’t watch the entire clip because she felt ashamed.


On Monday, the actor-politician questioned the topics raised by the government. She told reporters, “Manipur ke vishay mein internationally sab log charcha kar rahe hain, humare desh mein nahi ho rahi hai. Iss se zyada main kya keh sakti hoon? It is a shame, charcha woh karana nahi chahte hain.”

Jaya added, “Aur house ke andar aap jo states ki baat kar rahe hain, woh apke strong opponents hain. Aap unki baat kar rahe hai. Aapke rajya mein kya ho raha hai, aap ke states mein kya ho raha hai? Kya ho raha hai UP mein, Madhya Pradesh mein, aap batayiye. Baki jo kuch bhi unka bacha hai, aage toh bachega bhi nahi.”

Reacting to the viral video last week, the actress had said, “I felt so bad, I couldn’t see the entire video. I was ashamed. This happened in May, but went viral now. But, no one has said a single word in sympathy. This is about women’s safety. But you say things like we have selected 50 per cent women for a panel. Hanthi ke daat hai.”

The Samajwadi Party MP added, “It’s very frustrating. Every day something or the other is happening with women. In Uttar Pradesh we don’t even get to know everything. What is happening in the entire country with women? Such humiliation. It’s very saddening.”

A day after unrest broke out in the north-east state, on May 4, the claimed event is said to have occurred in the Kangpokpi area.

Several other Bollywood stars, including Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Richa Chadha, Uorfi Javed, Riteish Deshmukh, and others, also offered their opinions on the situation.