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Legal authorities undertake impact tour across Nagaland

By EMN Updated: Mar 01, 2022 11:24 pm
Members of the Dimapur district legal service authority and jail officials are seen during the impact tour district jail in Dimapur on February 27.

Dimapur, March 1 (EMN): District legal services authorities (DLSA) under the aegis of the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA), in collaboration with the superintendents of police undertook impact tour to police stations, jails and homes to render legal services through panel lawyers and para-legal volunteers (PLV).

An update from NSLSA stated that the Kiphire DLSA visited the police stations and district jail on February 16 and shared various legal provisions and the role of legal service authorities with the accused persons.

On February 10, the Zunheboto DLSA along with Zunheboto JMFC cum DLSA secretary, Wokono Yhoshü, visited Sakhi-One Stop Centre and discussed domestic violence with the centre administrator and counselors. It stated that pamphlets/ bookmarks were also handed over to Sakhi-One Stop Centre for further references.

In Mokokchung, DLSA officials visited Police Station 1, Prosecution Court, Traffic Control, Women Police Station and interacted with the officers in-charge and staff about the role of legal services, the rights of arrested persons. The team also apprised on the duties of remand lawyers assigned to every police station.

On February 27, Dimapur DLSA organised an impact tour of jails, police stations and homes. During the visit, DLSA officials spoke on the role of legal services. It stated that legal services were provided to some of the inmates at Central jail.

The officials visited Central Jail, District Jail, West Police Station, Women Police Station, East Police Station, and Chümoukedima Police Station.

The Kohima DLSA, in collaboration with the superintendent of police, conducted an impact tour from February 21 to the 27th. The team visited the Traffic Control Room, District Jail, South Police Station, South Traffic Police Station, Women Police Station, North Police Station, and North Traffic Police Station.

The Longleng DLSA also visited the Children Home on February 26. It stated that project assistant, P Monyei Phom, has briefed on the services provided by the legal services authority, while the panel lawyer Panglang Y Phom has highlighted the rights of the children. The team also interacted with the caretaker. The Longleng DLSA also provided basic essential commodities to the children, caretaker and helpers.

On February 4, Wokha DLSA visited the Support Centre and Sakhi-One Stop Centre led by JMFC cum Secretary, Khrievono Seletsu. The DLSA also undertook an impact tour to six police stations and jails in the district. The tour covered Wokha Police Station, Women Police Station, District Jail, Ralan Police Station, Sanis Police Station, Bhandari Police Station.

On February 26, Peren DLSA led by retainer lawyer, Asungbe N Hau, and the project assistant, Italang Ramlia, visited Senior Citizen’s Home in Ngwalwa village wherein the retainer lawyer apprised the residents about their legal rights and various schemes available for old age persons. The DLSA also distributed food items to the residents and staff of the Senior Citizens’ Home.

On February 25, the Phek DLSA team led by JMFC cum secretary, Cheliam Khiamniungan, visited the District Jail in Phek town. The team interacted with inmates and jail officials and also inspected the jail premises. On February 23, the DLSA team visited the recently inaugurated Sakhi-One Stop Centre.

By EMN Updated: Mar 01, 2022 11:24:53 pm