Nagaland legal authorities organise various activities
Dimapur, Nov. 20 (EMN): As part of its monthly activities, the district legal services authority (DLSA) in different parts of the state have organised various activities in November.
An update from the Nagaland state legal services authority (NSLSA) stated that the Kohima district legal services authority (KDLSA) observed the National Legal Services Day by conducting a webinar with the panel lawyers (PL) and para-legal volunteers (PLV) from different legal services clinics under Kohima district on November 9.
It stated that topics such as legal aid/ Pocso Act/ fundamental duties and other social welfare schemes were highlighted by retainer lawyer Sunjib Rana and KDLSA panel lawyer Apila Sangtam.
It also stated that PLVs have shared their own experiences and put up their doubts for better services in their own respective legal clinics. PLVs have also requested to conduct more seminars in order to benefit the students and public in general. Altogether, 17 PL and PLVs joined the webinar.
Meanwhile, KDLSA, in collaboration with Doordarshan Kendra Kohima (DDK), organised a discussion on ‘Nagaland Money Lenders Act 2005’ on November 19.
The panellists were advocate of Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench, Joshua Sheqi and panel lawyers Apila Sangtam and Vimeno. The discussion emphasised on how the Nagaland Money Lenders Act is being implemented in the state and the importance of license that the money lenders should acquire from an authorised lender under NML Act.
They have also discussed the role of inspector, who is appointed by the licensing authority. Further, the panellists discussed about the interest rate (ie) 3 percent per annum at any given rate of loan by a money lender, the punishment for violating the interest rate given under the NML Act, and the criteria of obtaining money lenders license, cancellation, and jurisdiction to try such cases.
It informed that the programme would be broadcasted on November 22 at 5:30 pm on Doordarshan Kendra, Kohima, as well as on YouTube.
Mon DLSA conducts seminar on Cotpa
The Mon district legal services authority (MDLSA) organised a seminar on “Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (Cotpa), 2003” in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office, Mon, on November 18.
It stated that Ilika Zhimomi, SDO (C), Mon headquarters, delivered the opening remark, while the retainer lawyer M Moba spoke on Cotpa, 2003. In his speech, Moba emphasised on different sections relating to tobacco control and also on implementation of the Act by the work enforcement committee in various public places. He further urged all the NGOs to cooperate with the enforcement committee and stop the consumption of tobacco in Mon district.
The seminar was attended by various bureaucrats and NGOs leaders, the report added.
Longleng DLSA organises awareness on cyber crimes
Longleng district legal services authority (LDLSA) also organised an awareness programme at Shamakok Mission School with the Longleng Ao community on November 13.
An update from NSLSA stated that panel lawyer M Chingmei spoke on cyber crimes and provisions under India Penal Code, while CJM and LDLSA secretary Ajongba Imchen briefed on the procedure of filing an FIR and also spoke on topics such as victim compensation act, motor vehicles act, protection of women from domestic violence and other social welfare schemes.
It stated that the president of Ao Union Longleng has thanked LDLSA for organising the awareness programme.
Observes Children’s Day
The district legal services authority in different parts of the state have also celebrated the Children’s Day by organising various activities on November 14.
In a delayed report, NSLSA stated that the Zunheboto district legal services authority (ZDLSA) organised a legal awareness programme with the children of Mount Carmel Home in Sukhalu village.
Resource persons namely Easter Yepthomi spoke on ‘Right to Education (RTE) and Food Security Act (FSA),’ while the project assistant Tovi Yeptho elaborated on ‘National flags and fundamental duties and health schemes,’ and panel lawyer Nagaholi Awomi highlighted on ‘Social welfare schemes.’
The programme was chaired by ZDLSA office assistant Ebithung Tungoe and the closing remarks was said by counsellor of Mount Carmel Home.
In a related programme, the Wokha district legal services authority (WDLSA) organised an awareness programme on ‘Children’s Rights’ at Fondling Harbour Children’s Home in Wokha town.
It stated that para-legal volunteer Woben Patton and the superintendent of Observation Home, Wokha, spoke on four types of children rights namely ‘Right to survival,’ ‘Right to development,’ ‘Right to protection,’ and ‘Right to participation.’ Altogether, 13 children and two caretakers have participated in the programme.
In Peren, the Peren district legal services authority (PDLSA) celebrated the Children’s Day at Children Home in Peren town. The team donated a bag of rice to the home.