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Showing posts with label EV Human Rights. Show all posts

Two Police Officers Arrested for Rape of Teenager in Chin State

Local authorities have arrested and charged two police officers from Chin State’s Tonzang Township over allegations of the rape of a 16-year-old girl on the evening of Apr. 11.
The officers, both lance corporals from the small town of 20,000 people, are now in detention at the Tonzang Police Station after a complaint filed by the victim’s father.
“Tough penalties will be given to them and we’ll also take actions against their supervisors,” Col. Myint Lwin, the Chin State police chief, told The Irrawaddy. “We are working to bring them to trial at the district court as quickly as possible. The two have confessed.”
According to Tonzang locals, the accused are close friends of the girl’s family. The pair will be punished by the Falam District Court and the Myanmar Police Force for the crime, according to Myint Lwin.
“We’ll punish them for breaching the police code of conduct. Meanwhile, the district court will also hand down penalties to them for the rape under civilian law,” he said.

Zomi Human Righs Foundation sends SoS to Home Minister, India

ZHRF sends SoS to Home Minister

LAMKA, Mar 20: Zomi Human Rights Foundation (ZHRF) has sent a representation to the Union Home Minister seeking his intervention to station all the Sub-Divisional Officers at their respective sub-divisions and cater to the needs of the interior citizenry and bring administration to their respective doorsteps, our correspondent reports.
In the representation, the rights body alleged that civil administration in four sub-divisions of the district has been non-functional since the late 90s. ‘There is no civil administration at these sub-divisional headquarters. The offices of the Sub-Divisional Officer and Magistrate are not functional. To obtain a tribe certificate or a domicile, for instance, one has to come down to the district headquarters where the offices of all the Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Officer are functioning at a camp,’ it read.
To substantiate their claim the foundation attached photos of four camp offices - camp office of Tipaimukh at Apollo Veng, Central Lamka, the camp office of SDO/BDO Henglep located at Hmar Veng, the camp office of Thanlon at Zion Street, Central Lamka, the camp office of SDO Singngat at GCK Veng, New Lamka and the BDO camp office of Samulamlan at Sielmat - that are located within the town alongside a BDO office.
A copy of the representation was also reportedly dispatched to the State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi.
The representation asserted that the non-functionality of these offices have caused immense hardship to the villagers as they are required to travel to the district headquarters at Churachand-pur to receive any benefit from the Government schemes.
Adding to the woes are the pathetic road condition in the interior areas.
‘Besides, the citizens and villagers at the village within the sub-divisions cannot feel the touch of administration as administrations are not delivered at the doorsteps of the villagers’.
The message, while calling for immediate intervention from Home Minister also stated that bringing administration at the doorsteps of every citizen is a duty reposed on the Government by the Constitution.

Over 600 Christians pray for Hakha cross protection

26 January 2015 - More than 600 people gathered on Calvary Mountain in Hakha yesterday, praying for a Christian cross to be allowed to remain on its current site.
Christians of different denominations from Hakha and Thantlang came together to the afternoon service following the order given by Chief Minister Hung Ngai to move the cross by 30 January 2015.
The letter said that the 54-ft high cross had to be removed from its location on the hilltop and that action would be taken if instructions were not followed.
Pu Tial Cem, a local in charge of Calvary Mountain, said: "People are deeply concerned about the issue and pray in earnest for the cross preservation. They clearly understand that it is a serious matter related to our religion - Christianity."
He said that Chin Christians living abroad also held special prayer services in their respective countries on the same day.
A group of women said that they would fast and pray on the mountain until 29 January.#


Peaceful protest against order to remove Hakha cross planned

23 January 2015 -- Christians in Hakha, Chin State plan to stage a peaceful demonstration against government's order to remove a Christian cross from its current location of Caarcaang Hill.
They will march along the main road in the capital on 29 and 30 January and call on the State government to cancel the order.
Salai Van Chan Ceu, one of the event organizers, told the Chinland Guardian: "We applied to the Hakha Township Police Force for permission to hold the rally today. We hope that it will be granted in time."
"We want to request the chief minister [Hung Ngai] to call off his instruction to take the Christian cross away from the hilltop," he added.
According to the official letter last Tuesday, Chief Minister Hung Ngai ordered Pu J.P Biak Tin Sang, owner of the cross and its location, to move it by 30 January 2015 and apply for permission to plant it on another site.
The letter also said that necessary action would be taken against him if instructions were not followed.
Ceu said: "It is not about an individual and his or her work. It is about the Christian monument shared by the people."
A meeting held on Thursday by representatives from churches, civil society groups including youth and women and political parties in Hakha agreed to make a concerted effort to make their voices heard.
The event leaders are waiting for an official response to their application.
On 4 November last year, Chief Minister Hung Ngai and other State ministers inaugurated a new 'Peace for the whole world' pagoda constructed on the hillside above Hakha.#

Govt order removal of Christian cross in Hakha

18 January 2015 - The government of Chin State has ordered a Chin Christian to remove before the end of this month a cross erected on a Caarcaang hilltop in Hakha.
The official letter issued by the township administration office said that Pu J.P Biak Tin Sang had to take the 54-foot tall cross from its current location by 30 January 2015.
Sang has been accused of planting the Christian cross without obtaining official permission from the authority.
Pu Tial Cem, 70, Sang's spokesperson and in charge of the Caarcaang prayer site, told the Chinland Guardian: "We have been dealing with this issue for four years and will not stop it. We will keep on facing whatever it takes until we get this safe for the people."
The letter also said that the chief minister of the State government rejected Sang's previous request for the cancellation of the official order to remove the cross.
It warned the Chin owner that action would be taken against him if he didn't follow the instructions.
Cem said: "Yes, they [the authority] can do what they want. But we will not remove the cross."
More than 500 Christians from Hakha and Thantlang fast and prayed on the hill for three days in October 2014 for the preservation of the site and peace.
In November last year, the Hakha Christian Minister's Fellowship wrote a letter to the chief minister, asking the government to provide technical assistance in obtaining official permission.
The concrete cross was planted on the top of Caarcaang Hill early last year.

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Zomi Human Rights Foundation condemns

NEW DELHI, Sep 16 : Zomi Human Rights Foundation has expressed their shock over the alleged ceaseless attacks on North Eastern Indians, specially women in cities like Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. The Foundation also expressed its concern over serial molestations, rapes, murder and sexual harassment of innocent women and men from North East India.
North Eastern population chooses to reside in Delhi and other metropolitan cities for job and education mostly.
Abuses to NE citizens, women especially, like molestation, rape, harassment, sexual abuses in Delhi as well as in the adjacent cities has began to draw the concerns of the mainland.
While the UN has promulgated various measures to ensures for the maximum security of Women and Girl Children under the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Woman and Violence and to promote the tenets of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR), yet, the sense of insecurity and fears amongst Women in metropolitan cities are largely due to the disrespects and undermining shown to the NE people and their culture. people from NE are now becoming soft targets at work places, highways, buses etc.
Right of the indigenous tribal people to education, cultural and economic rights have been violated by the commission of unabated crimes against indigenous tribal peoples. Every right thinking person and intellectuals are beseeched upon to reckon their obligations to thwart any act which have the potential to deface the trueness of the great Indian democracy.
They are also called upon to preserve and protect the freedoms as provided and laid down by the Constitution; announced, promulgated and adopted at various International Human Rights conventions.
Zomi Human Rights Foundation demanded that law enforcement agency must bring the culprits to book at the earliest. Any omission on the part of any member of such agency must also be dealt with sternly.
The Schedule Tribes Commission should investigate into the matter and put forward the enquiry report to the higher authority to address the issues.
The Woman Commission in the Metropolitan cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad etc must ensure for the safety of women from the North East India in their respective jurisdiction.
The Government of India should ensure and recognize strategic roles played by the North East Support Centre relentlessly and must also set up a rehabilitation program of all the victims of hate crimes and racial discrimination, Information and Publicity Department, ZHRF, GHQ demanded.

Body found in Nay Pyi Taw named Chin civil servant from Hakha

04 February 2014: A dead body found under a tree in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma has been identified as Bia Suan Mung (pictured), a government employee of the Chin State General Administration Department in Hakha.
Some cleaners working in the area discovered his body on 27 January 2014 in bushes, about 150 feet away from the hostel he had stayed at during a trip to the capital city to participate in the opening ceremony of the 27th SEA Games in December last  year.
According to the Chin World Media, they found a white necklace with a Christian cross, a watch, a T-shirt and a sarong on his body, which had become rotten.
The 23-year-old Lower Division Clerk, orginally from Muizawl village, Tedim Township, Chin State had gone missing since 29 October last year, one day after his arrival in Nay Pyi Taw with his team comprising three civil servants from the same department and four nurses from Hakha.
His colleague Kham Sian Mung, who was one of the team members, had also gone missing in Mandalay on 28 October but had returned to Hakha on 30 October, according to the Hakha Post.
The case has been reported to the Nay Pyi Taw police but no detailed information is available as to how Bia Suan Mung went missing and died in Nay Pyi Taw.
Bia Suan Mung, a BA graduate in history, started his career in the State General Adminstration Department under the Ministry of Home Affairs in November 2010.