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PLVs trained on various laws and procedures

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/11/2018 12:01:51 AM IST
The Para-Legal Volunteers (PLVs) under the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) were trained on various laws and procedures during the two-day refresher training organized by NSLSA in collaboration with Control Arms Foundation of India & Multiple Action Research Group (MARG), New Delhi supported by European Union at ATI on July 7. 
A press release by NSLSA public relation assistant stated that, executive director MARG, Anju Talukdar speaking on the role of PLVs, said that the PLVs bridged the gap between the general public and the formal justice system. She appraised that the role of the PLVs was to bring to the notice of the DLSA about cases/issues of gross violation of rights and also to inform  about child labour, trafficking, missing children etc. During the two-day training, the resource persons from MARG Anju Talukdar, Zaiba Anjum, local coordinator, MARG and Ambalika, programme coordinator, MARG expounded on topics such as sexual offences against women, victim compensation, Child Sexual Offence (POCSO), Role of PLVs, introduction to the constitution,  understanding fundamental rights, constitutional framework and redress mechanisms (court structure, legal aid, litigation, relevant commission), civil and criminal law, structure of criminal courts, offences, FIR, investigation, arrest, DK Basu guidelines, custody, bail and trail. 
Mezivolu T. Therieh, member secretary NSLSA pointed out that in districts where there were less panel lawyers, the district chairpersons and secretaries relied on the PLVs to carry out the legal services activities. She further highlighted on the need for more PLVs in the state who would be able to connect with the society. 
Earlier, N.K. Keny, PLV Dimapur DLSA and Best PLV National 2015 and B. Yemlong Chaba, PLV Tuensang DLSA and Best PLV North East Zone 2016 shared their experiences while, Vitono Haralu, PLV NSLSA presented on dealing with child in distress.
Bendangsenla, PLV Mokokchung DLSA, Peurang Ndang, Peren DLSA and Tessie, Kohima DLSA  were felicitated for their active participation in the training, while all the PLVs were given certificate of participation.  Altogether 37 PLVs from 11 districts of the state were trained in the two-day training.  

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