Awareness programmes mark National Legal Services Day
Dimapur, Nov. 9 (EMN): Along with the rest of the country, District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) across Nagaland observed National Legal Services Day on November 9 by organising sensitisation programme on legal rights.
In Mokokchung, MDLSA organised a programme at District Bar Room with the panel lawyers and para-legal volunteers from Fazl Ali College Legal Cell and Mokokchung Law College along with Ungma Village Legal Cell and front office PLV and members from E-court and Bar Association.
Bendangsenla, member from Legal metrology and Consumer Redressal Forum and resource person, spoke on Consumer Act and encouraged the gathering to be aware of the clauses of the act.
In Wokha, panel lawyers and para-legal volunteers have organised programmes at various levels. Legal awareness programmes were organised at Government High School in Longsa village, Green Valley School, Government Higher Secondary School in Wozhuro sub-division and for prisoners at district Jail.
In Phek, a legal awareness campaign was conducted by distributing legal pamphlets on Lok Adalat and Consumer Protection Act 1986 to the public of Phek town. Members of Phek DLSA also visited the Observation Home and held an interaction with staff.
In Longleng, the day was observed at District Jail, chaired by P Monyei Phom, panel lawyer. On the occasion, a legal aid clinic was inaugurated by Khrievono Seletsu, JMFC-cum-secretary of Longleng DLSA, who also delivered the keynote address on the significance of the day and legal aid clinic.
Resource persons namely A Mane Phom, retainer lawyer, and M Chingmei, panel lawyer, spoke on rights of the arrested person and fundamental duties respectively.
In Kohima, the day was observed at the District Jail, which was attended by the DLSA secretary, Nokshe Kano; Sunjib Rana, retainer lawyer’ panel lawyers, para-legal volunteers and jail authorities along with the inmates.
To commemorate the day, Zunheboto DLSA visited Zunheboto Police Station and Women Police Station led by its secretary, Julian Sitlhou, along with Easter Yepthomi, retainer lawyer, and Inolito Sumi, panel lawyer.
During the visit, the secretary briefed on the law of arrest, benefits of legal services and the rights of the arrested persons and how to avail legal aid at the stage of pre-arrest, arrest and remand stage. She asked the police officers and personnel to adhere to those laws for the deliverance of equal justice to all.