Justice Kabir inaugurates free legal aid clinic
Srinagar, June 5: In continue efforts to provide inexpensive justice to the common people particularly to downtrodden, poor, needy and financially weaker sections of the State at their door steps, the Supreme Court Judge and NALSA Executive Chairman, Justice Altamas Kabir today inaugurated a Free Legal Aid Clinic at Court Complex, Pampore.
Acting Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla, Judges of the J&K High Court, Justice S Vinrender Singh and Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir, District and Sessions Judge, Pulwama, M I Qureshi, Additional Deputy commissioner, Pulwama, Mir Tariq Ali and other senior Judges, were present.
Highlighting the role of Legal Aid Clinics, Justice Altamas Kabir said the main objective of these clinics was to provide immediate relief to the disputed parties without wasting money and time. He said the opening of these clinics were to intend to provide legal relief easily and accessible to the indigent and backward sections of the society. He said these clinics were like the Primary Health Centers where a doctor and other auxiliary medical staff provide immediate medical care to the patients.
Justice Kabir said that the legal services rendered at the legal aid clinics shall be wide ranging in nature. Besides, legal advice ,other services like preparing applications for job cards under the MGNREGA scheme, liaison with Government offices, and helping the common people who come to the clinic for solving their problems with officials and Institutions. Legal aid clinics shall work a single –window facility for helping the disadvantaged people to solve their problems where the operation of law comes into picture.
Similar Legal Aid Clinic was also inaugurated at Tangmarg on Saturday.
While hearing a case, Justice Kabir directed to Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama to provide immediate monetary assistance as a short measure and continuance monthly financial assistance as a long term under various social welfare schemes to a petitioner Saleema.
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