DLSAs observe 71st Independence Day
Dimapur, August 16 (EMN): Along with the rest of the country, all the District Legal Services Authorities across the state commemorated the 71st Independence Day celebration by releasing legal literacy pamphlets translated in local dialect and provided pamphlets and legal counseling to visitors.
Kiphire: The Kiphire District Legal Services Authority (KDLSA) in collaboration with District Jail Kiphire organized fund raiser for the prisoner’s welfare cum legal literacy stall at public ground Kiphire. The proceeds for the welfare scheme were generated through the culinary skills training of the prisoners. Minister of power, Kipili Sangtam with Deputy Commissioner Kiphire and Superintendent of Police interacted with the KDLSA team led by Chief Judicial Magistrate and Secretary of Kiphire District Legal Services Authority, M.T Therieh.
Another legal awareness stall was opened at Pungro sub-division under the KDLSA where the Chief Guest SDO (Civil) Pungro, Samuel Thyug released the legal literacy pamphlets translated in Yimchunger dialect by Kiutsuthong, Panel Lawyer KDLSA on Legal Aid and Legal Services and Consumer Protection Rights.
Wokha: The Wokha District Legal Services Authority (WDLSA) opened legal literacy stall and provided free pamphlets and counseling at local ground.
The chief guest, Minister of Geology and Mining and Border Affairs, Mhonlumo Kikon inaugurated the stall and release the legal literacy booklets translated in Lotha dialect by Rev. Dr. E. Nrio Ezung on Motor Vehicle Act, National Food Security Act 2013, Protection of Children from Sexual offences, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence, Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen, the Arms Act, 1959, The Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012 and Consumer Protection Act.
WDLSA also visited the Fondling Harbour Children’s Home Wokha and held a brief programme with the inmates, where Civil Judge (Jr.) and Secretary WDLSA, Seyielenuo Mezhü urged the inmates to instill obedience, discipline and values.
District and Session Judge and WDLSA chairman, Khrulto Koso handed over compensation award of Rs. 1 Lakh to one victim under the Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012 on August 16. The compensation is sanctioned by the Relief and Rehabilitation Department which is forwarded by the Chairman DLSA or Secretary DLSA.
Dimapur: The Dimapur District Legal Services Authority (DDLSA) set up legal stall at DD Stadium, Dimapur, where various legal pamphlets and fliers were distributed to the public.
The DDLSA team headed by Hukato Swu, chairman DDLSA cum Principal District and Sessions Judge, Dimapur; Ajongba Imchen, Secretary DDLSA cum Chief Judicial Magistrate, Dimapur and panel lawyers visited and interacted with the inmates of Central Jail and District Jail, Dimapur. Panel lawyer, Luzukhu spoke on prisoners’ rights and Panel lawyer, Visheli spoke on free legal aid.
Zunheboto: The Zunheboto District Legal Services Authority (ZDLSA) conducted counseling for legal aid seekers at the legal stalls. The chief guest, Minister National Highway and Political Affairs, G. Kaito Aye gave away certificate of merit on different competition organized by ZDLSA during the year 2017.
Meanwhile, Phek District Legal Services Authority, Longleng District Legal Services Atuhrotiy, Mon District Legal Services Authority, Tuensang District Legal Services Authority, Mokokchung District Legal Services Authority and Peren District Legal Services Authority set up stalls to impart legal consultation and hand out pamphlets on various acts and schemes.