The Women Action for Development (WAD) stated that the ancient old customary law has been a stumbling block when delivering justice.
The mother had made the appeal to the National Legal Service Authority (NLSA) to direct Manipur State Legal Service Authority (MASLA) and Bishnupur Legal Service Authority to provide compensation to her daughter as per Manipur Victim Compensation Scheme.
The 55-year-old accused remains at large till date.
The training and sensitisation programme will be conducted at 16 districts of the state covering both hills and valleys.
The accused Rupesh Singh, 25, son of late Chandra Mohan of South West Delhi presently residing at Nagamapal, Imphal West was an employee of TPPL Company.
Urging that all forms of criminal activities on innocent children must be stopped at all costs, the AMAWOVA appealed to the authorities concerned to give appropriate punishment against the perpetrators.
The accused Mangminlal Touthang, 33, son of Hemthang Touthang of Mission Veng, Moreh Ward No II was arrested by police on June 14, following a report of sexually assaulting the minor from Moreh.
On Saturday morning, the accused had allegedly raped the minor by inviting her into his residence on the pretext of tutoring her.
The court has fixed January 21 for the sentence hearing.
The 2nd part of the order of the learned court that the accused shall not be released in any manner till he completes 20 years of imprisonment is inconsistent with the settled legal position.
A total of 63 cases of crime against women were registered by the Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) from January to September 2020.
The victims’ mother, who has already been divorced with the accused, made the complaint that her former husband had been continuously sexually abusing their two daughters, who are just 12 and 13 years old, since February 2017.
“I stay home but stay unsafe; daily sexual abuse is killing me slowly".