In a bid to prevent and curb domestic violence, legal experts raised awareness on several aspects of the crime, including domestic violence and its impact in our society, cyber crime and land acquisition laws, at a programme organised by the District Legal Services Authority, Tamenglong at Longmai (Noney) Part–IV.
Pointing out that most of the domestic violence cases go unreported, L Rina, secretary of the District Legal Aid Service, Tamenglong, appealed to the public to report cases of domestic violence to authorities concerned such as the magistrate, protection officer, service provider and police officer in time to avoid any untoward incidents.
"Once we are aware of what amounts to domestic violence, cases of violence occurring within the family can be prevented to some extent," Rina said, adding that domestic violence affects not only children but family members and community as well.
Advocate B Supriya Devi also spoke at the one-day programme, which was sponsored by the Manipur State Legal Services Authority under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority. She deliberated on relevant provisions of law in connection with Cyber Crime, advantages and disadvantages of latest technology.
Supriya urged for access to the Internet for educational and other useful purposes and appealed to all the parents to monitor mobile phones uses by their children from time to time. Otherwise, children can be involved in the commission of crimes unknowingly, she warned.
Advocate Lenibala Devi spoke on the topic ‘Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013’.
She explained what the land is as per the Act; who the landless persons are; what reliefs are provided by the Act to persons whose lands have been acquired by the state government; whether compensation can be given to those persons whose lands have been acquired; if standing trees, crops are acquired; what can be acquired and if the compensation is not enough/satisfied by the land owners, where to go and whom to approach and after announcement of the award, if the compensation is not given, where the aggrieved land owner/s can approach and seek redressal, etc.
She also appealed to all to approach the District Collector in time when objections have been called and see whether the report submitted by the authority has been properly given in respect of rehabilitation and to approach the district judge within prescribed period if the award passed is not satisfactory.
The programme was attended by Assistant Commandant, CRPF, Noney, K Kazipmi; SI Khangshinlung Kamei, 2nd OC, Noney PS; Police Personnel of Noney PS; Adai Dangmei, Chairman, Village Council, Longmai Noney Area; Ading Golmei, member, Longmai Village Authority; Agui Kamei, secretary, Information and Publicity, Rongmei Naga People’s Organization (RNPO); PLVs of Noney; senior citizens; women and villagers of Longmai (Noney) Part –IV, Noney district.