The Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) chairperson UB Saha along with its member KK Singh and law officer visited relief camps at Kakching and Thoubal districts to get first hand information about the facilities and living conditions being provided to the displaced persons.
The chairperson had an interaction with deputy commissioner Kakching and additional SP along with other officials. On enquiry, additional SP (Ops), Bonoy informed that 204 guns were looted from some police stations and outposts, of which 164 guns have been recovered.
MHRC team accompanied by DC Kakching Somorjit and Kakching ASP (Ops) Binoy visited Serou. The team found 850 houses burnt, of which 450 belonged to Meiteis and 400 houses belonged to Kukis.
MHRC chairperson interacted with some residents of Serou who are at present taking refuge at the house of local MLA Ranjit. The residents informed that they have been taking refuge as their houses were burnt after being looted by Kuki miscreants.
Rajeev, a BSF Commandant of MNC 4 and 1 briefed the MHRC team about various security measures being undertaken in and around Serou and Sugnu.
On the way back, MHRC chairperson visited the relief camps at Sugnu Municipal Building where more than 100 displaced persons from Serou and Napat village are staying. Anuradha Malik, a Bengali woman from Serou whose house was burnt down, shared her story with MHRC chairperson. She expressed that she is ready to return any time, if the state government provides her a house and security.
Some inmates of the camp complained about the lack of medical facilities and claimed that doctors visit only once a while. MHRC chairperson advised the DC to make sure that doctors visit the relief camp at least once a week.
The team further interacted with the displaced persons mostly from Serou and Nepat village who are lodged at Khomdonbi Memorial School, Kakching Khunou and Langmeidong Higher Secondary School.
MHRC chairperson also advised DC to provide job cards under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREA) so that the displaced persons may earn some extra livelihood.
In Thoubal, the MHRC team visited the relief camp opened at Wangjing Kodompokpi Sport Complex. As many as 722 displaced persons from Moreh are being lodged at the relief camp.
DC, Thoubal Subhash informed that the district administration provided 10 days work under MGNREA. Besides providing jobs under MGNREA, the intimates are also making candles to support their livelihood.
The MHRC chairperson noticed that other than the health care facilities, both the district administrations of Kakching and Thoubal are providing daily requirements to the displaced persons. Displaced students are also sent to nearby schools to attend their education.