Imphal: Education minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam on Tuesday called for regular awareness on public legal education to empower individuals regarding issues involving the law.
He was speaking at the 14th Foundation Day Celebration of the Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) observation held at the Kombirei Conference Hall, D. C. Office Complex, Imphal West.
Radheshyam said the first approach by an individual in any case related to crime is the police station followed by the court. Unfortunately not many people are aware about the legal system. It is imperative to create awareness on legal system comprising activities intended to build public awareness and skills related to law and the justice system.
He lauded the activities of MSCW for counseling the Police department on handling cases of crime against women.
He said the judiciary, commission and other related forums have been addressing the concerns of the people in an exemplary manner. There is relatively low rate of discrimination in the state on gender, caste, creed or religion. However in recent times, cases’ related to crime against women are increasing in the state. It is therefore important to find out the facts related to crime against women, domestic violence in the state.
He also stated that women are majority workforce in many service sectors’ and in the education department in the state around 70 percent of the employee comprises of women. He emphasized the need to empower women in political, social and economical sphere so that they continue to play important roles in making the society better for the future generation.