BISHNUPUR, September 15: A One Day Public Meeting on Communal Harmony and Peace Building through International Humanitarian Laws at Moirang Hotel Lake View today by the District Network Committee (DNC) and United NGOs Mission (UNM), Bishnupur.
The meeting was attended by Secretary of People’s Resource Development Association (PRDA), Bishnupur, L. Suranjoy, Convener of DNC UNMM Bishnupur and Secretary of Association for Development and Women Empowerment, Keinou, L. Rebati Leima, Convener of District Women’s Committee UNMM Bishnupur and Director of Human Rights Alert Manipur, Babloo Loitongbam and New Life Foundation, L. Pishak as presidium members and resource persons.
In his keynote address, L. Suranjoy said that despite the increase in crime rates in the state the people often tend to inform the police. A lot of the people of the state who use mobile phones do not even have the police stations phone numbers. He further added that the meeting was held to close the gap between the public and the police.
In his speech, Babloo Loitongbam said that politicians are using the power given to them by the public for their own benefits. Instead of protecting the public, the police are covering the politicians only and end up doing more harm to the public.
He also said that till now 1528 cases against fake encounters has been filed to the Supreme Court and out of those cases only 6 cases has been crossed examined and investigated so far.
He further added that the 14 years hunger strike by Sharmila to repeal AFSPA is not for our own benefit.
He concluded by saying that the people of the state need to unite and work together to strengthen the state.
The meeting was also attended by members of NGOs, Meira Paibis, Youth Organisations and Women Organisations.