Right of access to justice for each individual: Law Minster Rij …

(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)

Inaugurates Legal Services and Outreach Camp in Dhara

SRINAGAR- Minister of the Union for Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju inaugurated a legal services and awareness camp in Astanmarg (Dhara). The camp was organized by the Srinagar District Legal Services Authority under the umbrella of the National Legal Services Authority in collaboration with the Srinagar District Administration today.

Judge Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman of the J&K Legal Services Authority and member of the National Legal Services Authority when present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Kiren Rijiju said the government’s duty is to deliver justice to various sections of society and said the Legal Services Authority is doing a commendable job in this regard.

He said continued efforts are made by the courts to ensure that every individual has access to justice so that justice is served to the ordinary man at the door.

He further stated that residents are entitled to basic amenities such as drinking water, drainage, roads, electricity and other things and said that the awareness program launched by the Indian government provides a window to approach people directly to solve their problems. The government wants every individual in Jammu and Kashmir to benefit from it and several initiatives are being taken in this regard, he added.

Different stands were set up by various departments including Horticulture, Health, Income, Agriculture, Youth Services and Sports, Department of Labor, Forestry and DLSA Srinagar, highlighting the different social protection programs of their respective departments.

During the camp, the Union Minister inspected each stall and experienced first-hand the activities of each department. It further distributed 15 wheelchairs, 15 hearing aids, 16 marriage aids to beneficiaries by the Department of Social Welfare, a Borewell on the subsidy rate and a khadi component worth Rs 50,000 by the Department of horticulture, 35 scheduled tribal certificates and 50 residence certificates by the Department of Taxation, a tractor, tiller, seeds, mushrooms and fresh vegetables by the Department of Agriculture, 20 sports kits to clubs registered by the Department of youth and sports services, Financial aid for 8 children of craftsmen and 30 Certificate of registration for beneficiaries registered by the Department of Crafts, 50 Work cards from the rural development department, 25 Gold cards, basic tests and vaccination derived from Covid-19 by the health department and legal aid provided in 15 cases by the Srinagar District Legal Services Authority.

A legal awareness program was also organized on “Tribal Legal Rights” and the aim of this camp was to effect a paradigm shift from awareness to empowerment.

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