Legal seminar conducted in Mkg

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/28/2019 11:23:34 AM IST

Highlighting the fundamental rights in the constitution of India, the Nagaland Law Students Federation (NLSF) president, C. Talimoa Chishi, on Saturday urged the people that today’s generation was battling for “Justice” for their survival and existence, making its vital to know one’s right.

A press release from NLSF information and publicity secretary, Renbeni Ezung stated that, Chishi was speaking at a legal seminar conducted by MTBA youth department, A&B Youth Fellowship Crusader Club at Mizo Church, Sangtemla Ward, Mokokchung.

Citing the three Articles, i.e. Art 14, 19 and 21 Chishi urged  that in a democratic state one needed to have a mindset to respect other’s right asd also one’s own right.  While referring to Article 39 A, equal justice and free legal aid read with Section 357 (A) Cr.P.C Chishi highlighted that indigent person has right to avail benefits of free legal aid and victims compensation schemes under section 357 A Cr.PC to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic and other disabilities.

NLSF president further highlighted on “Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005” as a fundamental right within the meaning of Article 19 (1) (a) of the constitution. 

These  Rights has been judiciously recognized by the Supreme Court as part of following two 

articles of the constitution of India in Art 19 (1) (a); Freedom of Speech and expression and in Article 21; Right to life and liberty. Hence, for proper enjoyment of freedom of speech and expression as well as right to life and liberty it was imperative that correct information is available to the citizens.

Further, Chishi explained that RTI is a constitutional right as all fundamental rights are constitutional rights but not vice versa. Chishi apprised the gathering to contribute to the society so as to push the state forward as many things were needed to be learnt and changed.

Earlier, the programme was chaired by Mofutula Longkumer, A&B youth crusader chaplin and Bible reading and prayer by Anungla A&B youth mentor. Creative skills for eco-friendly and biodegradable bags for shopping, packaging was demonstrated to the gathering by Yatetla A&D youth mentor and vote of thanks was delivered by Bendangtoshi Imchen A&B crudsader chaplin.

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