The recent news about an ostracized husband discovering his cremated wife living a new life with a new partner at Thoubal district this week has shocked the entire community of the state especially to the women activists fighting for women’s right in the state.
Sougaijam Bidyalaksmi Leima, a young teenage who had toured the North Eastern States of India on bicycle for spreading awareness about crime against women in a letter written to Imphal Times term the incident as one of the most shameful incident for our community. She appealed the civil rights body to collectively work for awarding befitting punishment to the woman who had cheated her husband by not only leaving him but also putting him into a miserable life for nearly three years.
Sougaijam Bidyalaksmi Leima is the first teenage girl from Jiribam who had taken up the cause for fighting crime against women with her courage. She toured the entire North Eastern States during August 2013 and spread awareness about preventing crime against women. In recognition to her courage and spirit Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jiribam, Y Iboyaima Singh appointed her as a member of the Local Complaint committee for Sexual Harassment of women at Workplace.
“The culture of mob justice is not going to bring any good to the society”, said Tombiraj, a senior citizen while interacting with Imphal Times reporter. He said unwanted accident happen and people of the state are too volatile and often engage themselves in taking the law in their own hand.
He further added that it has become common for the people of the state to burden the innocent family members for the crime committed by one of the member. And this should be stopped at once.
Vicky, a law student said, criminal are deserved befitting punishment but we the civilian are not entitled to punish any law breakers. “There is a law of the country and they should be punished as according to the law of the land”, Vicky said.
The mob culture is the by-product of the failure of the failure of the law enforcers to act in time, said Inaobi, a local club volunteers. Had the people trust the police they will not take the law in their hand. He further added that Police should be active and deliver their service with credibility if they really want a peaceful society.