Imphal, May 31,
Manipur Alliance for Child Rights (MACR) hinted government negligence to the case of Child sexual abuse case of Senapati where a minor rape victim delivered a baby at JNIMS.
Bhaiga Sharma, State Coordinator of MACR questioned on why the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in Sanapati District has only two members which is supposed to be five. Cases related to atrocities and harassment to minors are dealt by the CWC of every district.
“The issue of Child Sexual Abuse is on the rise, the Manipur Alliance for Child Rights (MACR) would like to appeal to the concern authorities, specially the government of Manipur to strengthen its institutions which are dealing with children”, a statement by Bhaiga Sharma said.
The statement further added that the Directorate of Social Welfare had issued a public notification through media dated March 5 this year inviting 31 shortlisted eligible candidates who had applied for the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Chairperson and Members of different district to appear in person with all required documents at the Manipur Judicial Academy, Manipur High Court Complex, Chingmeirong on March 12 for the interview. The results are still not declared for reasons best known to the concern authorities.
The Baby child who is at present in the Intensive care unit (ICU) of JNIMS and is under close observation where the concern Doctor did not wanted to comment on the baby’s chances of survival but assured that he will do his best, according to the news report on the visit of the MPCR as per directed by Social Welfare Minister.
The statement further said that newly constituted districts are yet to establish the District Child Protection Units under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), Child Welfare Committee, Juvenile Justice Board, which is all under the Nodal Department of Social Welfare.
The MACR appealed the Government of Manipur to take up necessary action to make sure that children of district are safe from sexual abuse or any form of crimes.