A minister of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was caught on camera groping a junior minister on stage during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally in the city of Agartala.
According to India Today, the video of Tripura minister Monoj Kanti Deb advancing his hand towards the waist of Social Welfare and Social Education Minister Santana Chakma in an inappropriate manner went viral on social media.
The young minister was seen quickly pushing away the BJP minister’s hand.
India’s abysmal record on sexual violence has been the focus of international attention since 2012 gang-rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus sparked nationwide protests.
The incident led to tougher sentences and reforms in the country’s rape laws but sexual crime remains rampant. For vast numbers of women, life remains grim — and with no access to Twitter to seek justice.
This article originally appeared in India Today