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CSCHR Press Conference on Rashida Manjoo’s final report of her mission to India

The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights in Manipur and the UN held a press conference on 30th May 2014 to welcome and commend the final report of Ms Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences who visited India on an official mission upon the invitation of the government of India in 22 April to 1 May, 2013. The coalition had written to her in January 2013, inviting her to visit Manipur during her mission. Ms Manjoo visited Imphal during her sojourn in India and held an open consultative meeting with victims and families, NGOs and civil society organisations of Manipur and the North Eastern region of India. At the consultation, CSCHR submitted a memorandum to her, which included documentation of violence against women in Manipur in the context of internal armed conflict.

Links to the media reports of the press conference are provided below.


SANGAI EXPRESS: Recommendation to repeal AFSPA hailed

THE IMPHAL FREE PRESS: Civil societies demand implementation of UN recommendation

HUEIYEN LANPAO: ‘Recommendation for AFSPA repeal a success for rights activists’

NAHAROLGI THOUDANG: Rashidana AFSPA athuba matamda louthoknaba recommend toukhré

e-PAO.NET: ‘Recommendation for APFSA repeal a success for rights activists’ Source: Hueiyen News Service

THE PEOPLE’S CHRONICLE: UN Spl Rapporteur recommends repeal of AFSPA