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Law should be accessible to people says NSLSA
Correspondent TUENSANG, JUNE 10 (NPN):
Published on 11 Jun. 2011 12:25 AM IST
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To spread legal awareness and encourage legal literacy among the citizens, the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority held a one day para legal training & legal awareness and literacy programme at town hall Tuensang.
Alemwapang Advocate who spoke on the topic para legal volunteers said the project of ‘para legal volunteers’ was aimed at imparting legal awareness to volunteers selected from certain target groups who in turn would act as harbingers of legal awareness and legal aid to all section of people. Lydia Yeptho Advocate, shared on women’s rights and RTI,where she stressed on the importance of protection of women from domestic violence Act 2005.
She said there were reports of abuse on women consisting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal and emotional abuse and economic abuse which need to be addressed seriously and cases considered by the court.
She also said protection of women from domestic violence Act 2005 gives one the right to claim protection and assist against domestic violence.
Legal service authority; Para legal volunteers, women’s rights & RTI, Childs rights and Consumer rights & MGNRES were the main topic of the programme.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by Joshua Sheqi, key note address by Lanu Walling member secretary TDLSA, welcome address was delivered by Rev. Dr. Chingmak Kejong while vote of thanks was proposed by Sumet Chang Civil Judge (Jr) JMFC Tuensang.

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