Bring sustainable development without violating indigenous rights: CRAM

The Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur (CRAM) observed International Human Rights Day 2020 on Thursday by screening documentaries followed by interaction on indigenous people’s rights and sustainable development in Manipur at Manipur Press Club in Imphal.


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Rights of indigenous people should not be violated while bringing sustainable development in the state, Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur (CRAM) secretary Jiten Yumnam said on the occasion of International Human Rights Day 2020 on Thursday.

CRAM observed Human Rights Day by screening documentaries followed by interaction on indigenous people’s rights and sustainable development in Manipur at Manipur Press Club in Imphal.

Many development works were carried out in Manipur without taking into account violation of human rights. 

“Due to the failure of assessment and impact studies, many development works are turning into matters of conflict between the state government and people. It is mandatory for the state government to study the resources of the state and its impact on human beings,” Yumnam said.

Documentaries such as ‘Wall of injustice: Mapithel dam’, ‘Turbulent waters of Loktak wetlands’, ‘ADB road financing and concerns in Manipur’ and ‘Oil exploration: Boon or bane in Manipur’ were screened during the session. 

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First Published:Dec. 10, 2020, 7:26 p.m.

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