Legal awareness progs conducted

ITANAGAR, 17 Oct: The Papum Pare and the Tawang district legal services authorities (DLSA) conducted legal awareness programmes on Sunday as part of the ongoing pan-India outreach campaign.

The Papum Pare DLSA and the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) jointly conducted mobile legal awareness drives

 at Emchi, Gumto, Nonphu and Doimukh, while the Tawang DLSA conducted door-to-door legal awareness drives at Mirb, Serjong, Tarmdung and Box villages.

Topics such as the functions of the DLSAs, provision of free legal services to the marginalized sections, the POCSO Act, 2012, the Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011, the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act and women’s rights were highlighted during the programmes.

Earlier, on Saturday, the Anjaw DLSA organized a legal awareness programme at the government higher secondary school in Hawai.

The senior most judge of the Gauhati High Court, Justice N Kotiswar Singh, attended the event and spoke on the Indian constitution and the provisions guaranteed under the preamble, besides the fundamental rights and duties of every citizen, and the importance of enacting laws for the welfare of the citizens.

APSLSA Member Secretary Jaweplu Chai highlighted the National Legal Services Authority’s mandated provisions and schemes.