Precious Kashmir News
Jammu, Nov 9: Under the vision of Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice High Court of J&K and Patron-in-Chief J&K Legal Services Authority and the guidance of Justice Rajesh Bindal, Executive Chairman J&K SLSA and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman Ladakh Legal Services Authority, JK SLSA observed “National Legal Services Day” through District Legal Services Authorities across all districts of UT’s of J&K and Ladakh involving Para Legal Volunteers, Panel Lawyers and other stakeholders by organising various programmes to celebrate existence of Legal Services Institutions and generate awareness regarding their functions and activities particularly for welfare of marginalized sections of the society.
The aim of celebrating the day is to ensure free of charge, proficient Legal Services to weaker sections of the society as well as to make them conscious about their rights.
National Legal Services Day was celebrated by District Legal Services Authority Jammu at District Court Complex, Janipur by holding a programme which was attended by Judicial Officers, Public Prosecutor, Additional Public Prosecutor, police officers, panel lawyers, senior citizens and para legal volunteers.
The participants were introduced to the objective and importance of Legal Services Day and deliberations were made about various provisions of the Legal Services Act.
Sanjeev Gupta, Chairman DLSA Jammu highlighted the important schemes of NALSA and the utility of Lok Adalat.
M.K Sharma, Member Secretary J&K Legal Services Authority, while appreciating the efforts of para legal volunteers, also emphasized Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism as a great contribution towards dispute resolution. He also highlighted the importance of Lok Adalat and encouraged the concept of equality as the basis of social justice.
Other prominent participants included K. S Parihar, Presiding Officer MACT Jammu, T. K Raina , Addl. District and Sessions Judge Jammu, Naushad Ahmad Khan, Secretary DLSA Jammu, Shalini Sharma, Chairman CWC Jammu, Pooja Uppal, Legal Manager 181 Women Helpline Jammu, Advocate Deepali Arora, Advocate Leena Devi, Advocate Alisha Kohli, Advocate Upasna Thakur, P.K Choudhary and panel lawyers of DLSA Jammu.
On the occasion, disbursements were made in three cases amounting Rs 4,00,000/- under the J&K Victim Compensation Scheme by M.A. Chowdhary, Chairman DLSA Samba.