Workshop on “Multifaceted Dimension in Countering Drug Threat” Held in Churachandpur

Imphal: A one-day workshop on “Multifaceted Dimension of Countering the Drug Threat” was held at the District Training Center (DTC) Hall, Tuibong.

Justice MV Muralidaran, Judge, Manipur High Court and Executive Chairman, Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) and Golmei Gaiphulshillu, Registrar General, Manipur High Court were the Chief Guest and Guest Speaker respectively. ‘honor.

The workshop was organized by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Churachandpur in association with the District Bar Association of Churachandpur under the sponsorship of Manipur State Legal Services Authority.

Judge MV Muralidaran lamented that due to the problem of drug addiction, the society is not only susceptible to other forms of crimes such as sexual abuse, trafficking in children and women, domestic violence, etc., but also widely exposed to the problems of HIV infection, stigma and victimization. Convergence of the activities of different stakeholders at the appropriate stages, be it sensitization, consultations, workshops, treatment measures, advocacy, study and research, capacity building, etc., as a mechanism coordinated is the need of the hour, he added.

The Chief Guest also informed that a comprehensive program – The NALSA (Legal Services for Victims of Drug Abuse and Drug Threat Eradication) Program, 2015 has been formed for all service authorities state district courts. The formation of an anti-drug club in schools and a working mechanism involving all stakeholders, including village authorities, NGOs and other legal service officials, is a provision of the program that can be implemented in letter and spirit, he added.

Golmei Gaiphulshillu added that the government is implementing the alcohol and drug abuse prevention assistance program which aims to provide a range of services including awareness, identification, treatment and rehabilitation. drug addicts through detoxification and rehabilitation centres. She also informed that the program foresees the participation of NGOs and CBOs in this regard.

During the technical session, Khaikhopau Ngaihte, ADC highlighted the need for counseling services in every educational institution to combat the threat of drugs in Churachandpur. He said that the district administration has left no stone unturned in the fight against drugs.

Other speakers included Hasby Haokip, Addl SP (IUCAW), Lamkhanpau Tonsing, District and Sessions Judge; Sorokhaibam Sadananda, first judicial magistrate; Ojesh Mutum, member secretary of MASLSA; Joseph Pauline Kamson, DC/Pherzawl, Colonel Ashish Mishra, 27 AR Sector; Dr. Kimngaihching Simte, CMO/Ccpur.

DLOs, members of Churachandpur District Bar Association and other Judicial Officers, Police Officers and Assam Rifles, lawyers and leaders of civil society organizations participated in the workshop .

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