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NSLSA conducts door-to-door campaign

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By EMN Updated: Sep 24, 2017 11:33 pm
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A member of the legal service community seen here interacting with villagers.


Dimapur, Sep. 24 (EMN):
To spread “legal awareness” and to provide assistance “at the doorstep of the rural population,” members of the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) organized its second door-to-door campaign.

The campaign was conducted with the theme “reach out, someone over there needs you,” a press release stated on Sunday. The programme was conducted by the 11 district legal services authorities in their respective district on Sep. 23.

Around 296 villages, 42,394 households and 1,49,981 beneficiaries were covered during the door-to-door campaign, the organisers informed.

Panel lawyers, paralegal volunteers and volunteers from ‘targeted villages’ conveyed to the citizens the “message of access to justice, legal rights and entitlements, speedy and affordable justice and distributed legal literacy literature translated in local dialects,” the press release stated.

Altogether 60 types of acts and provisions were translated in Tenyidie, Lotha, Sema, Ao, Yimchungru, Sangtam, Khiamniungan, Zemi, Rengma, Phom, Chang, Kuki and Konyak were distributed and explained during the state-wide campaign.

Releasing the translated legal literatures at Tuensang, the SDPO of Tuensang, Bharat Laxman, lauded the district legal services authorities for the various activities and for providing an example to other departments to perform its roles and responsibilities. He stated that legal service authorities are strengthening and deepening the democracy in the country, the updates stated.

The SDPO was stated to have encouraged the panel lawyers and paralegal volunteers to empower the citizens while reminding that ‘real power lies in the villages.’

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By EMN Updated: Sep 24, 2017 11:33:02 pm