TSA condemns rape of two school children, calls for preventive measures.
20 April 2017
The Thadou Students’ Association - General Headquarters (TSA-GHQ) vehemently condemns the inhumane act of seven gang members who raped two school going students on the fateful night of Good Friday/Cheiraoba i.e, 14 April, 2017 near Lamlong Bazar in Imphal East district.
TSA appreciates the Manipur police team who investigated the matter promptly and arrested the culprits. We would like to request the state authority to take up the issue with utmost attention and expedite the case within the timeframe as stated by the POCSO law in bringing timely justice. The state authority must punish the perpetrators with the most stringent action according to the law of the land, and none of them should be spared.
It is laudable that Mrs Nemcha Kipgen, Hon’ble Minister for Social Welfare, Govt of Manipur, personally intervened into the matter and assured all possible support to the highly traumatised victims and their families.
We would like to appeal to the public to be cautious and sensitive while discussing the incident, bearing in mind that as per POCSO law, revealing of victim’s identity is a punishable offence.
It is so important that every woman and child feels safe and secure at home and outside in the community that no development can take place in any society without it, and the very purpose of education would be defeated when our women and children do not feel safe in the community and their rights violated.
There is no excuse for rape and sexual assault in a civilised society, and as such every member of our society must say a big no to it, and all civil organisations and public along with the government must put up a strong fight against any form of sexual assault and violence against women and children.
We would like to urge the state government to take up necessary action and work with the community to effectively bring about preventive measures or systems in the state to ensure that such incidents of sexual assault do not recur in the future.
* This information is sent by Thadou Students' Association, General Headquarters who can be contacted at tsaghq(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This Press Release was posted on April 21 2017
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