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Manipur: Child commission takes suo-moto action

"We are all legally bound to follow laws and norms while discharging our duties, and certain protocols relating to children could not be bypassed while dealing with such a crucial situation where children are found with the accused."

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 28 Jun 2024, 3:28 am

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Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

The Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) has taken suo moto cognizance of the distressing incident that occurred on Wednesday evening in which two minors in their school uniforms experienced trauma.

The incident that took place along Imphal airport to Keishampat portion of Tiddim road in Imphal West, which were uploaded on social media platforms and also published in print and electronic channels, has deprived and violated child rights, the MCPCR stated in a press note.

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The MCPCR duly acknowledged the challenges encountered by police personnel conducting the operation, that is, to intercept and apprehend an alleged accused who was found accompanied by his children.

"However, we are all legally bound to follow laws and norms while discharging our duties, and certain protocols relating to children could not be bypassed while dealing with such a crucial situation where children are found with the accused", MCPCR stated.

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To address the issue and prevent future occurrence, MCPCR announced its intention to serve notices to SP of Imphal West and director of the Social Welfare department.

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The notice requested a detailed report on the incident and sought measures to prevent children from being exposed to such traumatic experiences in the future.

It should be mentioned that the incident was related to a fierce scuffle between a person, Moirangthem Totomshana @Nongsaba, who was recently defeated in 18th Lok Sabha election of Heirok village with a team of police who were bringing him in a vehicle from Imphal airport.

The minor children were seen running amid the crowded traffic while crying for safe release of their father and got momentary fainting as a result of the violent scene they witnessed.

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