Newmai News Network
Imphal | July 16
Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh said that judiciary must strive for people’s trust to keep democracy vibrant. He was speaking at the inauguration of Family Court, Thoubal district of Manipur held at the new building of Thoubal District Level Officers’ Complex today. The function was organised by Law and Legislative Affairs Department, Government of Manipur.
The Chief Minister said that Family Courts are very unique and peculiar in the sense that various sensitive family disputes are brought to the Family Court. Acknowledging that the judiciary is confronting with various challenges, he said that the government would extend its maximum support and co-operation to judiciary and would provide to enhance the infrastructure of the Courts.
Highlighting that mob-justice is widely prevalent in the State, the Chief Minister said with the help of judiciary, all must strive to stop the culture of mob-justice. He further stressed that one should not take the law into their hands to punish or torture any person who commits a crime. One should not forget that we all are bound under the Rule of Law, the CM added.
Stating that timely intervention and streamlining the rehabilitation process is needed for the drug addicts, the Chief Minister emphasized that the rate of drug addiction is alarming in the State. “We all should strive to bring victims of drug abuse into the mainstream of our Society,” he urged. Biren further assured that the government would bear all the expenses for the rehabilitation of those drug addicts. He also said that around 24,000 women of the State are living with AIDS. “We should strive for a change and collective effort is needed for this change for a bright future generation,” he added.
The CM then said that holding People’s Day or Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day “provides an opportunity to the government to know the ground reality and how the people are living in our society.” He said that among several grievances raised by the people, he is deeply concerned with the problems especially faced by differently-abled persons, widows, and old-aged people of the State.
Meanwhile, Minister for Education and Labour and Employment, Th. Radheshyam said that nobody wants to become a criminal “so we must ask ourselves why one commits a crime and becomes a criminal.” We all should work collective towards the reformation of the criminals, he added.
Benny Ngangom, MJS has been appointed as Judge of the Family Court, Thoubal.