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Consultation on Criminal Justice system held

Manipur should have Criminal Justice Commission, ‘Inquisitorial court system’ instead of the ongoing ‘Adversarial court system’ in order to have Criminal Justice System in the state, said Dr N Pramod, Lecturer, LMS Law College, Imphal while sharing his thoughts in the ‘One day consultation on the Rethinking and Re-designing of the Criminal Justice System in Manipur’ organized by North East Dialogue Forum held at Classic Hotel, Imphal.
While speaking on the topic ‘Why justice delivery is hardship in a conflict torn state like Manipur’, he stressed out the ‘Humanitarian law’ as an important tool in promoting human rights which had already affected by the contemporary unrest political issues of the state.
He pointed out delayed of justice is the most known frightening justice system in India, however, he said it is also important to discuss and analyse the defected area and what is causing the system malfunction instead of criticizing and blaming each another. Whether the justice is failed by the system itself, or by the system operators or general people, urged Pramod to discuss.

He further said, as long as the culture of impunity and immunity is there, it will be impossible to have proper and strengthen Criminal justice system.
S Rabindra, Advocate, High Court of Manipur, another panelist in the discussion who spoke on the ‘Role of Police in reforming Criminal Justice System in Manipur’ said Police is a service not a force and people in police service should realize it.
The conduct and behaviour of police is very much important in delivering criminal justice.

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