IMPHAL, Oct 20 – A team of National Human Rights Commission is likely to visit Manipur from October 23 to 25 to study the human rights status in the State.
The team is expected to meet State Government officials, human rights defenders and others during their visit.
This was informed by the Executive Director of Human Rights Alert Babloo Loitongbam at the interaction session of a day-long convention on protection of human rights defenders in Manipur at the Manipur Press Club premises here on Saturday. The convention resolved to urge the authority to recognise the importance and legitimacy of the works of human rights defenders.
It also sought for the protection of all human rights defenders of Manipur and to allow them to continue their legitimate human rights works without fear of harassment, toture and deprivation of their rights to life.
The Convention also demanded fulfillment of the demand of Irom Chanu Sharmila for repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 which had been impacting the security of innocent lives in the region. It further demanded proper functioning of the Manipur State Human Rights Commission with due appointment of all members.