MACR submits memo
IMPHAL, January 22: The Manipur Alliance for Child Rights (MACR) has submitted a memorandum to Social Welfare Minister AK Mirabai Devi on January 21 with a charter of demands fast track rape trials and a women helpline and juvenile justice.
“Taking into account the relentless sexual assaults on women and minor girls, including murdering of the rape victims across the state in recent times, which necessitated a prompt executive decision and response of the state, and the unduly delayed fund flow of Department of Social Welfare, Government of Manipur, eventually impacting a severe blow to all the child related institutions such as destitute children homes, shelter homes, statutory bodies viz child welfare committees and juvenile justice boards,” the memorandum said.
Saying that the State Platform of Disable People Organization, Manipur is made up of all communities, he said that the people with disabilities 1985 act is yet to be implemented in the state. “We are yet to have a state disabilities commissioner for the welfare of the disabilities,” he added.