Meghalaya women activists have come out in the open against rising incidents of abuse in the social media.
In a strongly worded interaction with the media at Shillong Press Club, women’s rights body have urged the State Government and the Police Department to effectively implement the existing criminal laws to strictly deal with cases of harassment of women and young girls on social media network.
The leaders of Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) and Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) raised serious concern over the incident of abuse on social media recently of a woman from Ri Bhoi district of the State.
Pdianghun Mawlong from Byrnihat in Ri Bhoi district was one such unfortunate victims whose photographs with her husband were uploaded along with an explicit sex video which was circulated on social networking sites.
After a tiring time of mental agony, the couple, decided to seek justice by filing an FIR with the Umiam police station on May 10 seeking justice and exemplary punishment for those involved in the heinous crime.
While elaborating her ordeal, Pdianghun told media persons that she came to know about abusing her photographs on social media from a friend.
“I want the police to take stern action and ensure that such things are never repeated with anyone,” Pdianghun added.
While most women victims try to conceal their identity after such abuse for fear of social stigma, Pdianghun on the contrary came to the fore to send out a strong message.