Wednesday, December 6, 2023

NHRC files case against harassment of 80-year-old Naga woman at Ghy airport

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has registered a case on in connection with the harassment and misbehaviour meted out to an 80-year-old woman from Nagaland at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on Thursday.
The case was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by human rights activist Yibeni Humtsoe. In a press note, Yibeni said that the 80-year-old lady was forced to remove all her clothes, including her underwear and diaper, by a CISF personnel at the airport and subjected to mental and physical harassment because of negligence and procedural irregularities by the personnel.
She sought the intervention of the commission for violation of Right to Life, Right to Liberty and Right to Dignity and sought compensation. Based on her complaint, NHRC registered a case (no.4597/IN/2022) and has start investigation on the matter.
NMA condemns: Naga Mothers’ Association president Abeiu Meru and secretary Lochumbeni Humtsoe said that the incident was not only complete violation of the rights of a senior citizen with a titanium hip implant by forcing her to undress, but also indicated total disrespect and racist attitude towards a tribal woman.
Also, the harassment of the young grand-daughter by CISF, in refusing to give her a photocopy of her written complaint had shown the malafide intention of the personnel. NMA therefore demanded public disclosure of the rank and name of the CISF airport security personnel involved and also a copy of the investigation report and the names of personnel who have been suspended.



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