Legal Aid Cell Clinic (LACC) of Kohima Law College (KLC) was inaugurated on November 16 at the college premises with ‘Justice to All’ as its motto.
Addressing the occasion as chief guest, advocate and state warden for American citizens Kezhokhoto Savi lauded the students who took the initiative to form Legal Aid Cell Clinic in the college.
He said the objective of legal aid was to provide free legal services to the weaker sections of the society in ensuring opportunity for equal access to justice and that no citizen would be denied by reason of economic and other disabilities.
Apprising students about the formation of the first voluntary legal services clinic in 1969 by teachers and students of Delhi law faculty, Savi stated that although the clinic was a purely extra-curricular activity, it had accomplished “impressive results”.
He also mentioned the existence and functions of legal aid services in various universities like Aligarh Muslim University and Benaras Hindu University.
The chief guest also stated that with the formation of Legal Aid Cell Clinic at Kohima Law College, the state has now two legal services clinics, the other being LACC of City Law College Dimapur.
Meanwhile, he appreciated students of Kohima Law College for visiting central jail, sub-jail, juvenile home, police stations, check-gates on highways, district courts and high courts, and also for conducting legal awareness camps at various villages as part of their practical papers. Wishing success to members of the newly formed Legal Aid Cell Clinic in their endeavors, Savi conveyed his “special message” to them to fight for equality, dignity and social justice.
Legal Aid Cell Clinic secretary Nukshiba and team secretary Bangkai also added in a release that the Legal Aid Cell Clinic was officially launched on the occasion by Kohima Law College principal.