Aizawl (mizonews.net): Mizoram Parliamentary Secretary Lal Thanzara said on Friday that incidents of rapes have brought a bad name to the state. “It is quite unfortunate that rape incidents often occurred in Mizoram. It is more shameful as Mizoram is a Christian state,” he said during a seminar here.
The seminar on preventive measures for crime against women and the rising trend of rape incidents was organised by the Academy of Integrated Christian Studies (AICS) at the I&PR Conference Hall.
Lal Thanzara also said that earlier such incidents occurred because of “outsiders”, but now it is committed by members of the Mizo community which is indeed a matter of concern for all, he added.
Just last week former Mizoram DGP, Lalrokhuma Pachuau, who is now the Karnataka police chief, had expressed concern over the alarming situation with the “increasing number of rape in Mizoram”.
Outlining that modern technology like cellphones, internet and television could have negative impact on children, Lal Thanzara said, “Parents needs to look after their children more than before; care should be taken in preventing them from accessing porn related videos.”
He also underlined that the trauma faced by rape victims does not end and they need to be given full moral support and assistance. ”The church and the society should take initiatives in this regard,” he said.
He added that the state government is also taking steps to tackle crime against children.
“Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has already met NGOs and the churches in the state. The resolutions of the meeting will be implemented soon,” Lal Thanzara said.
The seminar was attended by experts like C. Lalthansangi, Counsellor, Centre for Peace & Development; Dr. HTC Lalrinchhana, Sr. Civil Judge; Dr. Lalrindiki Ralte, Associate Professor, Aizawl Theological College; Rev. C. Vanlaldika, Lecturer, AICS and Rev. R. Zolawma, Lecturer AICS.