IMPHAl | July 16
Chief minister N. Biren Singh said that judiciary must strive for people’s trust to keep democracy vibrant. He was speaking at the inauguration function of family court, Thoubal district at new building at Thoubal district level officers’ complex today. The function was organised by law and legislative affairs department.
Biren said family courts are very unique and peculiar in the sense that various sensitive family disputes are being brought to the family court. Acknowledging that the judiciary is confronting with various challenges, he said that the government would extend its maximum support and co-operation to judiciary and would provide to enhance the infrastructure of the courts.
Highlighting that mob-justice is widely prevalent in the state he said that with the help of judiciary, all must strive to stop the culture of mob-justice in the state. He further stressed that one shouldn’t take the law into their hands to punish or torture any persons who commits a crime. One shouldn’t forget that we all are bound under the rule of law, he added.
Stating that timely intervention and streamlining the rehabilitation process is needed for drug addicts, he stressed that the rate of drug addiction is alarming in the state and we all should strive to bring victims of drug abuse into the mainstream of our society.
He assured that the government would bear all the expenses for the rehabilitation of those drug addicts. He said that around 24,000 women of the state are living with AIDS. We should strive for a change and collective effort is needed for this change for a bright future generation, he added.
Biren further said that holding Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day provides an opportunity to the government to know the ground reality and how the people are living in our society.
He said that among several grievances raised by the people, he is deeply concerned with the problems especially faced by differently-abled persons, widows, and old-aged people.
Minister for education and labour and lmployment, Th. Radheshyam said that nobody wants to become a criminal so people must ask themselves why one commits a crime and becomes a criminal. All should work collectively towards reformation of the criminals, he added.
Benny Ngangom, MJS has been appointed as Judge of the family court, Thoubal.
Minister for law and legislative affairs, L. Jayantakumar Singh, Chief Justice (Acting) Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Justice Kh. Nobin Singh, Judge, High Court of Manipur, chairman of Bar Council of Manipur, O. Maduchandra Singh, president of All Manipur Bar Association, H. Chandrajit Singh, president of High Court Bar Association, Kh. Bijoykumar Singh, president of Thoubal District Bar Association, officials of high court, Judges and Senior Advocates attended the function.