‘Access to justice right of every individual’

Kiren Rijiju inaugurates legal services at Dhara
‘Access to justice right of every individual’
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Srinagar, Oct 29: Union Minister for Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju Friday inaugurated a legal services and awareness camp at Astanmarg in Dhara here.

Speaking on the occasion, Rijiju said that the government's duty was to provide justice to various sections of the society and that the Legal Services Authority was doing a commendable job in this regard.

He said that continuous efforts were being made by the courts to ensure that every individual had access to justice so that justice was delivered to the common man at doorsteps.

Rijiju said that the residents had a right to basic amenities like drinking water, drainage, roads, electricity and other things and said the outreach programme started by the Centre provides a window to approach people directly for resolving their issues.

He said that the government wants every individual of J&K to get benefited and several initiatives were being taken in this regard.

Different stalls were installed by various departments which include Horticulture, Health, Revenue, Agriculture, Youth Services and Sports, Labour Department, Forest, and DLSA Srinagar, highlighting different welfare schemes of their respective departments.

During the camp, the union minister inspected every stall and took first-hand experience of activities of each department.

He distributed 15 wheel chairs, 15 hearing aids, 16 marriage assistance to the beneficiaries by Social Welfare Department, a bore well on subsidy rate and khadi component worth Rs 50,000 by the Horticulture department, 35 Schedule Tribe certificates and 50 domicile certificate by the Revenue department, a tractor, tiller, seeds, mushrooms and fresh vegetables by Agriculture department, 20 sport kits to the registered clubs by Youth Services and Sports department, financial assistance to eight children of artisan workers and 30 registration certificates to the registered beneficiaries by the Department of Handicraft, 50 Job Cards by Rural Development Department, 25 Golden Cards, baseline tests and vaccination drive of Covid-19 by the Health department and legal aid provided in 15 cases by District Legal Services Authority Srinagar.

A legal awareness programme was also organised on ‘Legal Rights of Tribals’ and the aim of this camp was to affect a paradigm shift from awareness to empowerment.

Executive Chairman J&K Legal Services Authority and member of the National Legal Services Authority Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey was present on the occasion.

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