Why no action to MCPCR chairperson?

Why no action to MCPCR chairperson?

Written By: / Editorial / Wednesday, 15 July 2020 17:05

When many are arrested for Face book post, one lady is still not taken any action for insulting the state government as well as violating the Prime Minister’s reformed CCS (Conduct) rule.
After the coming of the Right-wing BJP led government in the country, there was much criticism to the government for not respecting the voice of dissent. Even the Supreme Court of India even though gave its verdict that the voice of dissent is the right of a common man and it cannot be treated as anti-national. Before the arrival of the social networking site like Facebook, instragram, twitter, or the Whatsapp, the issues in connection with the voice against the ruling regime or to any politicians in power did not exist or not known to the general public. However, after the social networking site provided room for every citizen to express their feelings the issue becomes a problem to the ruling regime. The so-called voice of dissent guaranteed as the rights of a common man by the Supreme Court was sometimes blanketed for political reason or otherwise.
In the state of Manipur too even the son of the deputy chief Minister has been filed FIR in connection with a post that he uploaded at Facebook criticizing the Prime Minister of India. Perhaps the first person to have been arrested for uploading post that allegedly defames the BJP led government was a Journalist identified as Kishorchand Wangkhemcha.
One Konsam Victor, a common man was pulled up by the police for a post uploaded at Facebook questioning people if they knew how much Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had contributed from his own account to the COVID-19 relief fund . Right activist Laifhungbam Debabrata was also arrested by the police on April 3, 2020 for his FB post that stated that the present Manipur Chief Minister, especially at this time of crisis, should desist from wasting State resources, time and personnel in carrying out any political agenda or vendetta. It demeans and belittles the position occupied and responsibility that entails. He was arrested under section 108 of the IPC.
During April month this year, there were several people arrested in connection with FB post criticizing the government of the BJP. One among them is RK Ichantombi, a Vlogger.
Point wanted to bring here is that the government act sharp when any comment that may defame the government or the prime minister of India.
However, for reason best known the present N. Biren Singh led government is silent when the Chairperson of the Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) disregards the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi by violating the reformed CCS (Conduct) Rule. As per rule 4(1) of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, no government servant shall use their position or influence directly or indirectly to secure employment for any member of their family in any company or firm. In violation of the Modi government reformed service rule, the Chairperson appointed her husband as a consultant to the office that she headed. The Chairperson Sumatibala also said that the government of Manipur paid the lump sum amount as salaries of the employees, which is even more insulting than any other person who had posted at FB against the N. Biren Singh government.
Surprising thing is that when any person who talks against the government was arrested or punished, the MCPCR Chairperson is left untouched even though he criticized and insulted not only the government of Manipur headed by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh but also the prime Minister of India.

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Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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