Imphal, Dec 10,
As observe in different parts of the world, Manipur Human Rights Commission with United NGOs Mission, Manipur, Human Rights Alert, Human Rights Law Network and United Voluntary Youth Council observed International Human Rights Day at 1st MR Banquet Hall today.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that we had a cultured society and kept respect for our elders a lot. But today, it seems our decency is vanishing from us. To prevent from any kind of unwanted incidents in future particularly by uploads in social media and to restore that cultured society, Manipur needs to make a suitable law.
Recognising people’s mindset especially that damages of bandh and general strike, Chief minister said that he went for a small survey of today’s bandh called by the 2013 batch police constable candidates against the delayed result out of their interview. People came out like there’s no bandh and saw continue their daily routine in market and work place. People’s response against bandh and general strike is one of government’s achievements, he added.
Biren also assured for looking into the staff and infrastructure shortages of the Manipur State Human rights Commission (MHRC).
While giving Presidential address, Acting Chairperson of Manipur Human Rights Commission Khaidem Mani stated that after the enactment of Protection of Human rights Act, 1993, Manipur Government had established the MHRC by virtue of sec 21 of the Act on June 27, 1998. The first Commission had been function till 2003, second Commission from May 5, 2005 till May 9, 2010. After a pretty long years gap, MHRC reconstituted for the third time in this current year. He assumed the office on 30th August, 2018 as Member of the Commission and from the same day onwards, he is working as Acting Chairperson, Khaidem Mani recalled.
Law and Legislative Affairs Minister L. Jayentakumar Singh attended as Guest of Honour in today’s observation. Police personals, Advocates, human rights defenders, members of Manipur State Commission for Women were also participated.
Activists upset as prevailing Human Rights issues not discussed on Human Rights Day
All talks are about the origin of the Universal declaration of Human Rights by the United Nation and about the content of how to protect rights of the people. But none of the intellectual says nothing of the prevailing condition of the Human Rights of Manipur’s citizen. This was stated by an activist who attended the 70th International Human Rights Day organised by the Centre for Human Rights and Duties Education, Manipur University at Manipur University.
The day is also observed by various other civil rights bodies across the state.
As for the state government it is another matter but issues of human rights violation being faced by the people of the state were not mentioned by any of the talker , said the activist.