NSCW denounces ‘heinous acts’ against women in Manipur

Kohima, July 25 (MExN): The Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW) today has vehemently condemned the heinous acts against women during the recent conflict in Manipur.

The videos and pictures showcasing the brutality and inhumanity inflicted upon innocent women have left us appalled and heartbroken and such act of violence is a grave violation of human rights and dignity and unforgiveable, asserted a statement issued by the NSCW Chairperson W Nginyeih Konyak. The targeting of women and her bodies being used as instruments during conflicts is an abhorrent tactic that seeks to instil fear, perpetrate trauma and shatter the very fabric of society, it said.

In this connection, it called upon parties involved to immediately cease all forms of violence and adhere to international humanitarian laws that protect the rights and safety of civilians particularly the vulnerable groups like women and children. 
It is imperative that those responsible for these reprehensible acts are held accountable and brought to justice at the earliest, the Commission stressed, further urging the authorities to conduct thorough and impartial investigations to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to trial. 

The NSCW further stated that it stands in solidarity with all the victims particularly those affected at the core. “Our society needs to unite to support them, promote healing and work towards a future where peace, understanding and respect for one another prevail,” it said.  It also expressed hope that Manipur would emerge from the present dark chapter stronger and more resilient with a renewed commitment to a harmonious and inclusive society. 

Besides, the NSCW informed that it is still tirelessly working on ground converging and ensuring that the basic mechanism for speedy and emergency requirements are addressed in any capacity for women in distress and people in general. 

The Commission will continue to extend any possible help to address issues in restoring peace, it added.