Manipur government violating MHRC’s rights by not providing infrastructure, staff: MHRC acting chairperson

Despite multiple proposals made, the government is yet to fulfil the demands, Khaidem Mani said.

MHRC acting chairperson Khaidem Mani

Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) acting chairperson Khaidem Mani on Thursday lamented that MHRC’s rights are being violated by the state government by not providing infrastructures and staff.

He was speaking during the observation of International Human Rights Day on Thursday at 1st MR Banquet Hall. 

The acting chairperson expressed sadness against the state government for not fulfilling the proposal made to provide adequate staff and infrastructure of MHRC. Despite multiple proposals made, the government is yet to fulfil the demands, he contended. 

He further said that International Human Rights Day is being observed throughout the world to highlight the importance of rights. The day is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights, he added.

While noting that the commission received various complaints of human rights violation, Mani said that in taking up the matters, he thinks that in a group the state’s people are very powerful but as an individual, they are very weak. 

Following the observation programme, a discussion was also held on future prospects for bringing peace in Manipur wherein advisor United NGO Mission Manipur U Nabokishor was also present. 

IPS director of Manipur Pangei Training College RK Tutusana presented delivered speech on Police reforms to ensure human rights while executive director of Human Rights Alert Babloo Loitongbam spoke on transitional justice.

U Nabokishor recommended amending confidence building measures for constructive plan and policy to bring peace in Manipur.

Babloo Loitongbam recommended establishing a truth commission for transitional justice.

The observance was attended by representatives from different civil voluntary organisations, NGOs and staff of MHRC.


First Published:Dec. 11, 2020, 1:15 a.m.

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