A consultative workshop on the Effective Implementation and Intersectionality of ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012’ and ‘Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) of Children Act 2015’ was held at Judicial Magistrate First Class, Moreh, Tengnoupal on Wednesday.
The workshop was organised by District Legal Services Authority, Chandel under the sponsorship of Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLA) under the Aegis of National Legal Services Authority.
The programme was attended by additional SP Moreh O Sukuma, CWC Tengnoupal member secretary Darngam Khaling, Social Welfare department programme officer Mala Lisham, JJB Tengnoupal member Ibemcha Ayekpam, Judicial Magistrate First Class Moreh Sarungbam Mangaleibi and JJB Tengnoupal N Subhas Singh.
Resource person Darngam Khaling spoke on the topic, ‘Challenges in the rehabilitation and reintegration of POCSO survivors’. She highlighted the lack of proper medical facilities including forensic medicine in the Tengnoupal district. She mentioned the lack of lady counsellor, lady police officer in the district, and drew the attention of the state government and the authorities concerned regarding the issue.
The speakers of the programme spoke on different topics concerning the various provisions for children under the Vatsalya scheme, compensation under POCSO act and financial assistance. They also highlighted the importance of POCSO and JJ act.
During the discussion hour, various issues on JJ Act and POCSO cases were discussed. The present members also discussed the unauthorised opening of clinics by the unregistered doctor at the border town Moreh.