Complaint lodged against alleged mob trial in Thangmeiband

A demand for legal action against those involved in an alleged mob trial of girl in Thangmeiband has been made before the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) by a complainant.

A demand for legal action against those involved in an alleged mob trial of girl in Thangmeiband has been made before the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) by a complainant.

The MHRC by considering the pro-bono complaint lodged by the victim has registered for inquiry under section 12 of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

The MHRC directed special secretary (home), DGP, Manipur, SP of Imphal West and OC of Lamphel PS  to take immediate appropriate legal action against all persons who are involved in mob trial and mob justice, including those who made a video of the incident and sharing it on social media.

The complainant Moirangthem Ajitkevin, who is a practicing advocate, has lodged a pro-bono complaint that the girl was illegally exposed and humiliated before the public in Thangmeiband for posting an allegation - “Sale of Lai-rou by some people of Thangmeiband” on her Facebook account.

The complaint mentioned that such mob justice and mob trial will amount to violation of the right to dignity of the girl guaranteed under Article 14 of the Indian Constitution. The complainant prayed to MHRC to recommend or direct the respondents to take action for ensuring mob justice and mob trial do not happen anywhere or any place of the state.

First Published:June 1, 2020, 9:26 p.m.