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MP wants IGP investigate Brig. Gen. Ajak over dress code harassment in Bor

Author: Yar Ajak | Published: Friday, April 8, 2022

Ms. Yar Ayuen Mabior, one of the victims of dress code crackdown in Bor twon was arrested on Monday by the police over allegations of defamation - Courtesy

A member of parliament representing Twic East County of Jonglei State has called on the Inspector General of the Police, to investigate the head of joint operations in Bor town, for allegedly harassing women over a dress code.

Brigadier General Ajak Ayuen is accused of heading an operation that is responsible for harassing women over what they call ‘indecent dressing’ in Bor.

Young girls and women are stopped on the way and forced to remove anything that the security forces considers unappropriated.

To a larger extent, women are forced to sit on the ground and have indecent clothes and thrown away or burnt.

The behavior which members of the public have come out to condemn calling it uncouth, uncivilized and barbaric action has angered many on social media.

A statement seen by Eye Radio written by Focus ya Junubin, an organization that fights for social and economic equality joined the condemning and partly read.

“The Uncouth, uncivilized, and barbaric actions meted upon women of Jonglei State by rogued security is equally an attack on the character of H.E Mama Ayen Mayardit, H.E Mama Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, Rt. Hon. Nunu Kumba and all women of South Sudan and beyond,” part of the statement reads.

Following the uproar, Hon. Mayen Deng Alier, a Member of Parliament representing Twic East County is now calling on the IGP to investigate Gen. Ajak Ayuen on whose mandate is he operating.

“If he was mandated here then the person who mandated him will be the one to be blamed,” Honorable Deng told Eye Radio.

“If he went after him and he claimed that he has the right to address anyone or dress up someone then that is something he should be called to the headquarters and he should be asked.”

Last year, a similar operation was done harassing young girls and women and no action has been taken upon the suspected perpetrators.

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