Imphal, December 10: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh Monday said human rights violation by anyone, including elected representatives and law enforcers, will not be tolerated and proper action will be taken against such people.
He also said the current government is against any kind of rights violation, Singh said while speaking on the occasion of 70th anniversary of International Human Rights Day at the Banquet Hall of 1st Manipur Rifles here.
“Just because we are government, we cannot resort to anything we want,” Singh said, adding, the Human Rights Commission and the judiciary are there to check the excesses.
The elected representatives and police officers are also human too, the chief minister said.
On the other hand, the public too needs to exercise responsibility as well, he said.
During bands and blockades, police officials are maltreated since many of them get injured due to stone pelting, the chief minister said.
They get demoralised since people use abusive languages he said.
Such hardship faced by police needs to be understood as well, he added.
The chief minister also said though freedom of expression is guaranteed by the Constitution, the matter of “decency and morality” needs to be considered.
Speaking on the rising number of derogatory comments on social media, he said it is essential to formulate a law that will deal with usage of derogatory and defamatory statements.
“I am worried about our future as decency seems to have fallen to much extent,” Singh said.
He also called for better cordial relationship between the public and police and appealed that police are also human as well.
Meanwhile, acting Chairperson of Manipur Human Rights Commission, Khaidem Mani said bandhs and blockades have been declared as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
He also urged the authorities to deal take proper action against bandh supporters people suffer a lot during bandhs.
The International Human Rights Day is marked as historic for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on December 10 back in 1948 by the UN General Assembly. (PTI)