An awareness cum inauguration programme of Special Legal Aid and Service Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) was organised on Saturday at Greenwood Academy, Tuibong in Churachandpur district by District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) Churachandpur which was sponsored by Manipur State Legal Service Authority (MASLSA).
The programme was attended by special secretary, Mannuamching, SP Churachandpur Karthik Malladi, additional DC, Thangboi Gangte, CJM Janggoulen Haokip who is also secretary of DLSA, IDPs, Legal Aid volunteers etc.
On the occasion, special secretary, GoM talked about the level of duty at relief camps which are led by the Camp Nodal officers which are drawn from ZEO and CSOs and other volunteers.
She said that the government is doing all it can and the inmates should not think of the camp as a hotel but where they get the basic requirements while talking about the need to keep up to date with the data by the volunteers of the inmates.
The SP of Churachandpur lauded the DLSA for the programme, saying that the police are always ready to help in case any complaint is to be made. The police need to have records of the inmates of relief camps and in case someone is not registered, the volunteers can bring them to the police station where, if needed, FIR may be recorded which will help the displaced people to get help from the government.
Thangboi Gangte said that they are working 24 hours to provide basic necessities and also provide others like psychological help to children of the camp by organising exposure trips to museums and resorts centers and providing skill development classes.
He said that they are doing their base but admitted that it may not be the expectation of all while asking all to cooperate with the district administration.
DLSA, Churachandpur secretary said that right now they are opening 103 Special Legal Aid & Service Camps by engaging 103 volunteers which were under the guidance of the Manipur State and National legal service Authority.
He said that the aim was to help and find out the requirements of the inmates and find out if an FIR was registered and for that matter a witness, and if so there are also witness protection programmes and schemes.
He said that so long as these relief centres are continuing they will engage their volunteers.