JAMMU, NOV 9: Jammu and Kashmir State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) today observed National Legal Services Day and launched 10 day-long door-to-door legal awareness camp. The Day was observed under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority and as per directions of the Chief Justice Gita Mittal, who is also the Patron-In-Chief J&K SLSA and under guidance of Justice Aloke Aradhe (Executive Chairman J&K SLSA).
All Districts Legal Services Authorities of the State celebrated the Legal Services Day today with an aim to keep the constitutional pledge of protecting the interests of marginalized sections of the society.
A variety of legal literacy programmes and functions were held wherein people from Government and non-Government organizations took part in the functions held across the State. The day was also observed with a view to spread a message of free legal services to the marginalized.
Meanwhile, in district Jammu, the District Legal Services Authority, Jammu, under the Chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul (Pr. District & Sessions Judge), Jammu observed the National Legal Services Day and kick-started the ‘Door-To-Door Campaign’ in district Jammu to provide legal assistance at door-steps of poor and marginalized sections of the society with active participation of Para Legal Volunteers and Retainer Lawyers of the district.
In order to achieve the objectives of said campaign, that is to spread legal awareness at every nook and corner of the district, it was directed that the teams of Para Legal Volunteers headed by Retainer Advocates shall systematically visit slums, colonies of migrant labourers besides economically, educationally and socially backward villages.
The teams were asked to reach out to weaker, downtrodden and aggrieved masses of the society and identify persons, who are in need of legal assistance besides taking immediate steps to provide them necessary legal assistance.
In addition to it, the literature highlighting the vision and objectives of legal services institutions in the form of pamphlets, brochures, booklets etc, shall also be distributed amongst people during the campaign.