IMPHAL, June 1: A one day legal awareness program on the theme ‘Protection of Women’s Right was held today at the Girls Hostel complex, Hatta along the JNIMS road.
The program was jointly organised by Manipur State Legal Service Authority (MSLSA) and All Manipur Muslims (Meitei Pangal) Welfare Association (AMPWA).
District and Session Judge, Manipur East, A Guneshwar Sharma attended the program as the chief guest, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Manipur East, A Nouteshori, chairperson, Manipur State Minorities Commission, A Halim Chowdary retd IAS as the guest of honour and president AMPWA, M A Janab Khan as the president.
In his keynote address, Ch Birendra assistant news editor, DDK Imphal said the program aims at equipping the Muslim women with ways to defend oneself from any crime or to fight for their won rights.
Today women have the same rights as men and should not remain ignorant of the law and the legal provisions for them, he said.
Advocate Md Abdul Quayum spoke on the right to property of Muslim women and all necessary Acts implemented for them to this effect.
Ngangom Tejkumar Singh, director (Law Department) gave a thematic talk on crime against women, Drugs and Domestic Violence Act 2008.
A Guneswar Sharma attributed the high crime rate amongst the Muslim community to the lack of education, early marriage, population explosion which has practically raised economic problems.