‘Centre committed to provide justice to every citizen’

Union Minister Rijiju addresses legal camp at Chandigam
‘Centre committed to provide justice to every citizen’
Rijju said that the objective of his visit to the district was to assess the implementation of the development and welfare-oriented programmes initiated by the Centre. [File]Screengrab

Kupwara: Union Minister for Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju Saturday said that the Government of India (GoI) was committed to provide justice to every citizen and various innovative steps were taken to ensure a swift justice delivery system in the country.

He was a addressing an awareness-cum-mega legal aid camp at Chandigam in Lolab valley of Kupwara district. Rijju said that the objective of his visit to the district was to assess the implementation of the development and welfare-oriented programmes initiated by the Centre.

Rijiju said that he felt satisfaction while inspecting stalls and receiving feedback from the administration regarding implementation of different government schemes effectively.

Stressing that the horticulture and the handicrafts of Kashmir were world famous for quality and uniqueness, he said that the Centre was making every possible effort to make J&K a hub of prosperous economy.

Referring to the development of judiciary, Rijiju said that Rs 9000 crore had been allocated for the development of lower judiciary in the country.

He praised the paralegal volunteers and said that the legal aid system was going in a proper direction in the J&K.

On the occasion, High Court judge and Executive Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Legal Services Authority (JKLSA), Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey and High Court of judge and administrative judge for Kupwara district Justice Vinod Chatterjee Koul gave detailed awareness regarding legal services initiative and outreach programme initiated by the Centre on October 2.

Justice Magrey said that the 42 days legal awareness and outreach programme was launched on 2nd October by the President of India with the aim to disseminate awareness regarding justice to every citizen of the country.

He said IT facilities had been introduced in all courts and any person from anywhere could avail the legal facility.

Justice Vinod Chatterjee Koul said that justice was not automatic and people had to seek it.

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