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New legal service clinic inaugurated in Kohima

By EMN Updated: Sep 03, 2019 12:52 am
N Longshithung Ezung with Phuleto Yeptho and others at the inauguration of the new LSC in Kohima.

Dimapur, Sep. 2 (EMN): The Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) member secretary N Longshithung Ezung, NJS, inaugurated a Legal Service Clinic (LSC) at Christian Mission School, Sechü (Zubza), Kohima on August 31.

A press release issued by the public relations assistant of NSLSA informed that it is the 11th Legal Service Clinic in Kohima district, under District Legal Services Authority, Kohima.

Speaking at the inaugural function, Ezung informed the gathering of the hierarchical frame of the legal services fraternity in rendering free and competent legal services to the people starting from the National Legal Services Authority down to the state authorities and districts. He added that its dual purpose is to administer in giving ‘awareness’ and education on accessible rights, empowerment and privileges available to the citizens provided by other government departments and agencies.

Stating that further help and guidance have been extended to avail such schemes, he said the the newly inaugurated LSC will cater its service to the entire Sechü (Zubza) region through the active acumen of the Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs). He urged the PLVs to work with the motive to ‘voluntarily’ serve their people while calling for the active participation and cooperation of the village leaders.

Phuleto Yeptho, NJS CJM, Kohima and Secretary DLSA, Kohima supplemented that “the legal services authority also acts an agent of administering justice to the poor and downtrodden people by providing free legal services in the conduct of cases before courts and tribunals.” He also said the existence and functioning of the LSC through the PLVs can bridge the gap between the district and state authority.

Mhomo Tungoe, NCS, SDO (civil), Sechü (Zubza) opined that Christian Mission School, which has been providing quality education for the region and villages nearby, will be further empowered to make the LSC an example of social service and justice. He also asked the participants to inculcate the spirit of learning and gathering knowledge of the law.

The update informed that a programme was held at the Village Council Hall, Sechü (Zubza) earlier during the day. It was chaired by DLSA Kohima Panel Lawyer Apila Sangtam and speeches delivered by VC member Neiphi Viya, proprietor of the school Rüngutuo, and Zasitsolie, PL. Prizes for the essay competition held in August on the topic “right to education” were also given away to the winners during the programme.

Around 150 people consisting of village leaders, school faculty, and students attended the programme.

By EMN Updated: Sep 03, 2019 12:52:19 am