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WDLSA conducts legal training for GBs, DBs

By EMN Updated: Jul 08, 2017 11:09 pm

Dimapur, July 8 (EMN): Wokha District Legal Services Authority (WDLSA) organised workshop for Gaon Burahs (GBs) and Dobashis (DBs) under Wokha district at Town Hall Wokha on July 7.
Speaking on the Village Council Act with emphasis on NALSA (Protection and enforcement of tribal rights) Scheme 2015, Joshua Sheqi, Legal Aid Counsel and Trainer NSLSA said the scheme aimed at ensuring access to justice to the tribal people in India.
He apprised that several legal rights guaranteed to the tribal people are the Scheduled Tribes and other tribal forest dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, Right of children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act 1996 and Fifth and Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India. On Criminal Law (procedure and law of evidence with emphasis on NALSA (Legal Services to the mentally ill and mentally disabled persons) Scheme 2015, Ashu Theyo, Legal Aid Counsel and Trainer NSLSA said that the objective of the scheme is to ensure that the mentally disabled are not stigmatized and they are dealt with as individuals who are to be helped to enforce all rights they are entitled to and as assured to them by law.
Legal Aid Council and Trainer NSLSA, Neignguvoto Kruse while speaking on welfare scheme with emphasis on NALSA (legal services to the senior citizen) Scheme 2015, said under the scheme the persons above the age of 60 would be regarded as senior citizens.
He informed that to outline the basic rights and benefits that should be accorded to senior citizens and to ensure access to various governmental schemes and programmes to the senior citizens are some of the objectives of the scheme.
Keynote address was delivered by Seyielenuo Mezhu, NJS Judicial Magistrate First Class and Secretary WDLSA. Around 50 participants including T. Lanusenla Longkumer, NCS SDO (C) Wokha attended the program

By EMN Updated: Jul 08, 2017 11:09:32 pm