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Lift 'disturbed area' tag from Manipur completely: Khaidem Mani on Human Rights Day 2022

International Human Rights Day 2022 with the theme ‘Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All’ was observed by several organisations in different parts of Manipur on Saturday,

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 11 Dec 2022, 2:19 pm

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International Human Rights Day 2022 with the theme ‘Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All’ was observed by several organisations in different parts of Manipur on Saturday, December 10.

Speaking at the event organised by the Manipur Human Rights Commission in association with GP Women College, Imphal, former acting chairperson, Khaidem Mani said Human Rights Day should be observed with a big gathering. He also said the state government should lift the disturbed area status under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 announced in some parts of Manipur.

Also Read: Will recommend state government to lift ‘Disturbed Area’ tag from hill districts: MHRC

How far human rights are being violated in the state should be monitored, Khaidem Mani said, adding that no one monitors such in the state.

Rights commissioner M Harekrishna said Human Rights is not similar with fundamental rights provided by the constitution. Human Rights are inborn rights that are entitled simply by virtue of being humans, he added.

“Human rights are the rights we have simply because we exist as human beings. It is fundamental rights and there is a need to protect every individual to ensure that they can live a life of dignity.

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Also Read: Constitute commission for settling insurgency issues politically: MHRC

The MHRC event was attended by GP Women’s College Principal, RL Tamphasana; MHRC deputy secretary E Anand.

The Oriental College organised the event at the college campus, during which Serbia Tesha Teshanovic, strategic advisor of Swift Motion Media and journalist and political analyst from Belgrade spoke on ‘The role of human rights in development of soft power in the European Union’.

Kongkham Biplob Singha, assistant professor, Political Science department of Oriental college spoke at length on the topic ‘Revisiting Violence as Violation of Rights- A Historical Overview’.

The event was participated by students and teachers of the college and others from both Manipur and Belgrade, Serbia.

Also Read: State yet to engage in dialogue with major insurgent groups of Manipur: Report

Meanwhile, NFI Field Office Thoubal under the aegis of National Foundation of India, New Delhi and European Union observed the ‘International Human Rights Day’ at Wangjing in Thoubal district on Saturday. The programme in Thoubal was attended by the WinG Thoubal members, youth and women leaders.

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The Committee on Human Rights (COHR), Manipur also observed International Human Rights Day at AMUCO Conference Hall located at Kwakeithel. The event was attended by COHR chairman Phulindro Konsam; Poirei Leimarol Apunba Meira Paibi vice-president Soraisam Memcha Devi.

All Manipur Lady Advocate’s Association, in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority, Imphal West, observed the day at Ladies Bar, Cheirap Court complex, while the Manipur University, Law department also observed the day.

 

The International Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 in commemoration of the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being, regardless of their race, religion, sex, language, or origin.

Also Read: Last opportunity to fill up MHRC chairperson post: Manipur HC to government

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