IMPHAL, July 19: Speaking at the inaugural and valedictory function of a seven days training program on human rights today at the Centre for Human Rights and Duties Education, Manipur University hall organized by the centre , Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam who is also the Home Minister had an interesting take on human rights and its ambit.
Assuring that the government has always and will continue to investigate any crime in the state, he urged all concern to claim the dead bodies and conduct the last rites accordingly. Leaving the dead bodies unclaimed at the hospital mortuaries is a serious violation of human rights and scathes the beauty of the state’s culture, he said.
He said human rights violation is a serious issue and as such, people should safeguard the human rights, he added. The Deputy Chief Minister expressed his view that misuse of technologies has also aided in violation of human rights today.
Understanding one’s rights, but neglect of one’s duties will never take one forward, he said before adding that it will only create an unhealthy society.
He further expressed his belief that the workshop will spread awareness on human right issues to the participants.
Centre for Human Rights and Duties Education, Manipur University faculty member, Dr Suresh Kumar Singh said the centre in collaboration with several civil society organizations of the state has already organized awareness campaigns on human rights in the state.
The National Human Rights Commission was established in 1993, he said however; human rights violations continue unabated in Manipur, he continued.
He further expressed on the need to include human rights violation in the syllabus from the grass-root level to Class X as a compulsory subject and organized more awareness campaigns in order to bring down the number of human rights violation in the state.