DLSAs visit legal services clinics

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/27/2019 12:32:47 PM IST

District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) paid visits to legal services clinics in their respective districts during the last few days.

A press release from NSLSA public relations assistant stated that, Kiphire DLSA visited legal services clinic at District Jail Kiphire on August 20 by N Kano, secretary DLSA and Hotingkiu retainer lawyer. It was observed that the LSC was running smoothly so far and there was a short interaction with the jail authority about the key grievances of the jail.

Longleng DLSA visited legal care and support centre at Yachem and Alayong villages. Project assistant, panel lawyer and para legal volunteers (PLVs) visited the two centres. Some of the observation made during the visit was that some legal care and support centre are functioning without any furniture.

In Phek, Cheliam Khiamniungan, secretary Phek DLSA along with Kenei Swuro, panel lawyer, Phek DLSA visited the legal aid clinic at Pfutsero in the presence of SDO and EAC. The legal aid clinic was inaugurated in the year 2014 and is attached to the office of ADC. PLVs were appointed to man the clinic however the appointed PLVs were not able to continue as all of them went for further studies, whereby clinic was not able to function. During the visit it has come to the notice of the secretary, Phek DLSA that there is no facility available to function the clinic.  She apprised the administration that new PLVs are already appointed and also Phek DLSA will  take necessary steps through NSLSA for providing facilities for the clinic, in order to revive the defunct clinic so as to provide free legal aid services to the marginalized section of the society.

Ajongba Imchen interacted with the village council members and public at Aoyimkum village during the visitation/review of the legal services clinic.

Wokha DLSA visited and reviewed 6 (six) legal services clinics/village legal care & support system under Wokha district led by chairman WDLSA Nino Iralu, district & sessions judge, secretary WDLSA Khrievono Seletsu, judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) with panel lawyers and para legal volunteers WDLSA.  While reviewing LSC, they also created awareness on the objectives and importance of legal services clinics, various legal rights & privileges at Ralan area, District Jail Wokha, Sanis area, Longsa, Mount Tiyi College and Wozhuro range.


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