|"Truth Commission needed in Manipur for securing justice to victims"|
IMPHAL, APRIL 14: Heads of state human rights institutions, human rights activists, senior academics, victims and other stakeholders strongly emphasized the need for a transitional justice process in Manipur to address the "pressing needs" of widows, children and other family members affected by the extrajudicial killings and other serious human rights violations in Manipur over the past several decades, according to a joint press release of HUman Rights Alert (HRA), Extrajudicial Execution Victim Families Association, Manipur (EEVFAM), Centre for Human Rights Studies, OP Jindal Global University and Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (Manipur University.
Towards this end, they stressed, among other measures, the immediate need for the establishment of a "truth commission", payment of compensation to victims, strengthening the justice institutions including the State human rights institutions, expedite criminal cases lodged against the perpetrators and ensure accountability and uphold rule of law.
According to the press note of the four organisations, these unanimous recommendations emerged at the end of a one-day consultation on Application of Transitional Justice Framework for the Families of Victims of Extrajudicial Execution in Manipurthat was organised by the Centre for Studies of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) of Manipur University, Human Rights Alert (HRA), Extrajudicial Execution Victim Families Association, Manipur (EEVFAM) and Centre for Human Rights Studies of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) at Manipur University Court Room on April 13.