Legal Aid

Recent Events Conducted in Legal Aid :

 

  1. Legal Aid Centre Visit Hoshiyarpur Village
    On the 27th of October 2023, A visit was conducted at the Hoshiyarpur Village, Sector 51, Noida as a part of conducting our regular Legal Aid campaign and to check in with the beneficiaries, since the last camp that happened in the Village elicited great results. Aid extended – We reached the village and got in touch with the people of the community, one of the community heads greeted us and we explained the agenda of legal aid to him and how we hope to help the people in his village through free legal aid.Approximately 12 villagers were benefitted out of the visit. Many of them had issues regarding the electricity department of their area, their pleas about cheque fraud, faulty meter readings have been falling on blind ears regularly to which we helped them resolve their complaints. Other few cases were with regards to Medical Negligence and unfair fees being taken in govt. Hospitals, to which we suggested the individuals to contact some advocates on our panel who can provide them legal help in a court case, pro-bono.

  2. Garima Diwas- Celebrating International Girl Child Day
    On the 11th  of October 2023, in observance of International Girl Child Day, a collaborative effort involving the Legal Aid Cell, Abhivyakti & NSS Cell of Delhi Metropolitan Education unfolded a significant event titled “Garima Diwas” at Government Primary School, Rasoolpur, Nawada. The event bore witness to the presence of a distinguished guest, Ms. Sarita Singh, the SHO Mahila Thana Noida, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. In her address, Ms. Sarita Singh shed light on the ongoing “Mission Shakti,” a scheme initiated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, dedicated to fortifying initiatives for women’s safety, security, and empowerment. Following this enlightening address, the event engaged students from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in discussing menstruation-related topics. The young girls participated enthusiastically and were educated about the necessary practices and precautions associated with Menstrual Hygiene. To engage and captivate the young minds present, a Nukkad Natak was presented to the students, focusing on the critical themes of Good Touch and Bad Touch. A subsequent act delved into the topic of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

  3. Women Safety Addressed By Preeti Yadav On Safety Issues
    Ms. Preeti Yadav, DCP Women Safety assured women on the safety issues while addressing a select gathering of the students and teachers of Delhi Metropolitan Education (DME) on August 25th, 2023. She spoke in an awareness session on ‘Women Safety’ organised by the Internal Complaints Committee, Women Empowerment Cell and Legal Aid Cell of DME in collaboration with Noida Police. The aim was to sensitise the students and faculty members on safety measures in everyday life. She disclosed various helpline numbers like 1090, 181 and 112 to the students that they might be required in case any emergency arises. Encouraging the students to take action against any crime or fraud calls/messages on WhatsApp/social media, DCP explained to the students the process of filing a complaint and approaching police officials of their respective Thana. Regarding the importance of women’s safety, the POSH Act and the need for awareness of their rights, she said: “One should listen to their institution and recognise toxic relations, come out of it and don’t be afraid of the police”.

  4. Legal Aid and Its Growing Importance in Pandemic Times
    The Legal Aid Cell at Delhi metropolitan Education, School of Law is dedicated and known to provide legal aid and assistance to people who cannot afford professional legal help. The Cell has been working incessantly to reach out to the underprivileged strata of the society through the provision of free legal aid and legal literacy programs within and outside the campus in tune with the provisions of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.The extent of the valuable contribution of the cell has been made possible through the strenuous efforts put in by the students, faculty members, and advocates who are inspired by the motto of the National Legal Services Authority- “Access to justice for all.”
    The prime objective of the Legal Aid Cell, through its clinic is to bridge the gap that exists between what the law promises to offer and the harsh realities of the legal world. It is also a medium for the students to avail the opportunity of applying their legal aptitude and judicial mind for their professional development. Following the motto “access to justice for all,” the Cell has addressed variety of issues.
    The Cell stood strong even during the pandemic where each member was working day in and day out to provide some relief to those who were worst affected by it. The Cell has been successful in providing free legal assistance because of the active participation of its student volunteers in collaboration with the empanelled lawyers. By providing this opportunity of assisting the experienced lawyers, the Cell has proved to be a dynamic tool of learning for its volunteers by exposing them to the practicalities of the legal profession. The Cell is deeply committed towards its two main objectives creating legal awareness and providing legal aid with the assistance of a lawyer at the Legal Services Clinic.

  5. Legal Aid And Awareness Camp Village Of Dallupura, Mayur Vihar, Delhi
    Legal Aid Committee, Delhi Metropolitan Education organized a Legal Aid Camp in the Village Dallupura, Mayur Vihar, Delhi on 26th August 2022 in association with the East District Legal Service Authority, New Delhi. The Legal Aid Camp was organised to solicit the people with knowledge about property matters and consumer rights. The event was graced by Advocate Sh. Saurabh Rastogi as representative of East District Legal Services Authority. Sh. Saurabh Rastogi apprised the residents about the “Legal Provisions related to the Transfer of Property”
    To make the residents understand the importance of cleanliness and hygiene,  a Nukkad Natak was organised that consisted of 4 acts in totality on the theme of cleanliness, disposal of waste, shortage of water and improper drainage system causing ailments. The nukkad natak was a huge success as the villagers enjoyed the act as well as supported ideas and took part in it with all pomp and show.

  6. Menstrual Hygiene and Cleanliness Awareness Campaign: Human Rights Celebration dated 09.12.2022
    DME NSS Cell in collaboration with Legal Aid Cell, DME Law School organized a Menstrual Hygiene and Cleanliness Awareness Campaign under Swachhta Abhiyaan for the students of Primary School, Rasoolpur, Nawada on account of Human Rights Day Celebration. The event took place on 8th and 9th December 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm.The Campaign was attended by Faculty coordinators Dr. Smita Gupta (Convenor, DME NSS Cell) and Ms. Anushka Ukrani (Assistant Professor, DME Law School) along with student volunteers from DME Law School and DME Media School as well as a team of law students for the ‘Nukkad Natak’. The Campaign was witnessed by the students of 6th to 8th standard of the school.The event commenced with an interactive session on Cleanliness amongst school students and menstrual hygiene and wellness amongst adolescent girls from rural backgrounds. In the session, a positive assertion towards usage of sanitary napkins along with their proper disposal were discussed, also detailing a demonstration on how to wear and dispose the same. Sanitary napkins were also distributed to the school girls after the session was concluded.

Legal Aid And Awareness Camp Village Of Dallupura, Mayur Vihar, Delhi
Legal Aid Committee, Delhi Metropolitan Education organized a Legal Aid Camp in the Village Dallupura, Mayur Vihar, Delhi on 26th August 2022 in association with the East District Legal Service Authority, New Delhi. The Legal Aid Camp was organised to solicit the people with knowledge about property matters and consumer rights. The event was graced by Advocate Sh. Saurabh Rastogi as representative of East District Legal Services Authority. Sh. Saurabh Rastogi apprised the residents about the “Legal Provisions related to the Transfer of Property”
To make the residents understand the importance of cleanliness and hygiene,  a Nukkad Natak was organised that consisted of 4 acts in totality on the theme of cleanliness, disposal of waste, shortage of water and improper drainage system causing ailments. The nukkad natak was a huge success as the villagers enjoyed the act as well as supported ideas and took part in it with all pomp and show.

Menstrual Hygiene and Cleanliness Awareness Campaign: Human Rights Celebration dated 09.12.2022
DME NSS Cell in collaboration with Legal Aid Cell, DME Law School organized a Menstrual Hygiene and Cleanliness Awareness Campaign under Swachhta Abhiyaan for the students of Primary School, Rasoolpur, Nawada on account of Human Rights Day Celebration. The event took place on 8th and 9th December 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm.The Campaign was attended by Faculty coordinators Dr. Smita Gupta (Convenor, DME NSS Cell) and Ms. Anushka Ukrani (Assistant Professor, DME Law School) along with student volunteers from DME Law School and DME Media School as well as a team of law students for the ‘Nukkad Natak’. The Campaign was witnessed by the students of 6th to 8th standard of the school.The event commenced with an interactive session on Cleanliness amongst school students and menstrual hygiene and wellness amongst adolescent girls from rural backgrounds. In the session, a positive assertion towards usage of sanitary napkins along with their proper disposal were discussed, also detailing a demonstration on how to wear and dispose the same. Sanitary napkins were also distributed to the school girls after the session was concluded.

INDIVIDUAL WORK DONE BY VOLUNTEERS

DHRUV GUPTA AND AASHI SHARMA (STUDENTS OF BA.LLB, 4TH YEAR, SECTION B)

I am honoured to be part of the legal Aid team of our college, my duty was to work on the ground and provide the inputs of the stranded person to the team. I teamed up with my NGO and provided food and water to the stranded. We took their contacts and forwarded them to the group to divide the job amongst them. I also circulated the contact details of Ankit Mishra amongst the others who were managing the division of work in different teammates.

SIMRAN KHANNA (STUDENT OF BBA.LLB, 4TH YEAR, SECTION B)

It was an honor for me to work with the legal aid society and be a part of a noble cause. My work included guiding the team on how to start working with the initiative. I provided with basic outline of the working system of UP government to the team also I suggested the team to contact their house helps, drivers etc so that they may get some lead . I informed the team members about almost 20 workers that were in need of assistance and the team contacted them and helped them.

I went to Delhi Ghaziabad border to contact the authorities and informed them about the working of our team members so that they can work easily at the border without any hindrance.

PRATEEK JAIN (STUDENT OF BA.LLB, 4TH YEAR, SECTION C)

On 24th May 2020, I have contacted Arun Kumar. According to the details furnished by him, he and his father was stranded at GhazipurMandi and wanted to reach his home in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. As soon as I received the information and on the basis of details furnished by him, I have filled the form as provided by the Government of Delhi for placing stranded migrants back to their hometown through railway route. After the form is filled, the confirmation for the same is received on behalf of the government of Delhi and I conveyed this message to Arun Kumar.

On 25th May 2020, Arun Kumar contacted me and told that his railway booking is confirmed to Azamgarh for 26.05.2020 and he have to reach the station by 8:00 am for the screening at Kautilya Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalya, Chirag Enclave, Greater Kailash, New Delhi.  He also sent me the confirmation message he received on behalf of the Delhi government.

YASSER WALI (STUDENT OF BA.LLB, 4TH YEAR, SECTION C)

A family of 5 migrants was about to run out of food supplies. I got the above information on the night of 20th May 2020 after this I started working on it and called on the phone number mentioned above to help them, a lady picked up the phone her age was 25 pursuing M.A her father runs a shop on rent which was closed because of the lockdown so there was problem in the family for food supplies. Rest I assured them that I along with the other members of the legal aid committee will help them and will take them out of this situation.

Name– Keturam,      Contact no- 7082275118

I got the information that around 14 people along with Keturam are standing at AnandVihar bus terminal, they were not having any idea from where to take the bus for their village to Sitapur, UP. They were been given wrong information that no bus is going from the terminal and to leave the place. I, with the help virtual assistance coordinated with the people there to look out if there is a bus which will go to their designated destination and it turned out to be a success as they found the bus which was going to Sitapur,UP. Keturam called me again and gave me the information that with your assistance we found the bus to our village and we are thankful, I also told them maintain social distancing from each other as they were in a large group of 25 people.

Noor Akhtar, Imran

I, along with one of my group member worked on this and we got a call in night that migrant labours were being brought to government camp near MayurVihar phase-2 , East Delhi from Anand Vihar Bus Terminal with the on duty DTC buses. They were tensed about the situation that why they were being brought here and they were having no idea. They were 200 people being brought to the camp as furnished by the labour Noor Akhtar they wanted to go to their home. Some of them were from Sitapur and some were from Faizabad.

Next morning I visited the place personally to look for the situation, I had a talk with the civil defence staff there appointed I introduced myself to them with my post in the legal aid committee and they told me that yes there are people who were brought from the bus terminal last night no need to worry they will be send to their homes from train and they will depart from here by afternoon towards the railway station. We contacted the people who called us and told the whole conversation. Thereafter by afternoon they contacted us and said they are being taken to the railway station and from there they will be sitting in the train namely Shramik Express which was a special train inaugurated by the government of India for our migrant labours to reach their destination home.

ANKIT MISHRA (STUDENT OF BA.LLB, 4TH YEAR, SECTION C)

As the student convenor of this cell, I had the huge responsibility of allotment of task to the members and their follow ups, my call lists were flooded with unknown mobile numbers of people who needed assistance. I personally worked with Yasser in the east Vinod Nagar camp, we went together and personally talked with the officials to know the whereabouts of the stranded. We made a list of the 200 workers with their contacts. Some were of UP and others belonged to Bihar. I personally have talked to every number that was provided and according to the locality of the member we allotted him the task. As the members of this cell are from diverse areas of Delhi NCR we were both physically and mentally prepared to give the required assistance to the stranded.

The only challenge during this whole journey was to gather up the contact details of needy, as nobody wanted to risk their well-being for this noble cause but with the support of NGO’s of Mr. Dhruv Gupta and Ms. Simran Khanna, we were able to furnish that information. The whole exercise was conceptualised by Mukesh sir and duly coordinated and supervised by Kush sir.

SUMMARY

But even with the inspiration of others, it’s understandable that we sometimes think the world’s problems are so big that we can do little to help. On our own, we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of goodness can be bigger than we imagine.

Indian migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic have faced multiple hardships. With factories and workplaces shut down due to the lockdown imposed in the country, millions of migrant workers had to deal with the loss of income, food shortages and uncertainty about their future. Following this, many of them and their families went hungry. Thousands of them then began walking back home, with no means of transport due to the lockdown.

With this belief and doing something on my end I decided to help migrant worker to reach there home by filling  their forms which is generated by the government.

Legal Aid Before Lockdown

LEGAL AID AW ARENESS PROGRAMME: RIGHT TO LEGAL AID FOR THE UNDERPRIVILIGED

DME Legal Aid Society organized a Legal Aid Awareness Programme with a theme “Right to Legal Aid for the Underprivileged” for 4th and 5th year students of DME Law School on Monday, 14th October 2019 at 1 p.m at Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the college in order to spread legal awareness amongst all.

The distinguished speakers for the event were:

  1. Mrs. Minakshi Sinha, Secretary, DLSA Noida
  2. Senior Advocate, Mr. Shikhar Thakral
  3. Director, Dr. Ravi Kant Swami.
  4. Dean, DME Law School, Dr. N.K. Bahl.
  5. Head, Academics, DME Law School, Dr. Bhavish Gupta.

COMMENCMENT OF THE PROGRAMME – The event commenced with the dignitaries arriving at DME Campus where they were welcomed at the main door with the ceremonial application of Tilak and Flowers. After which the dignitaries were escorted to the Director General, Justice Bhanwar Singh’s office for a short while where the list of Para-Legal volunteers amongst the students of DME Law school was approved by Secretary, DLSA, Mrs Minakshi Sinha. She was gifted a book by the Honorable DG sir as a token of affection.

After that the dignitaries were escorted to the Nelson Mandela Auditorium.The programme started at the auditorium with the lighting of the lamp and Saraswati Vandana and the guests were asked to grace the dais. Ms. SreeDurga (Faculty, DME Law School) was then called upon the podium to address the gathering with opening remarks.

OPENING REMARKS OF THE EVENT BY MS. SreeDurga (Faculty, DME Law School) – She welcomed the guests and the audience present at the auditorium and started by saying that free legal aid has been made an intrinsic fiber of the Fundamental Rights of our Constitution. She introduced the Theme of the Event, which was- “Right to Legal Aid for Underprivilieged”
She continued by saying that it is a Fundamental Right of all citizens to be provided with free legal aid. As a duty bound institution of this country, DME strives to extend its help in creating legal awareness amongst people so that they are able to realize their rights in a judicious and efficacious manner. In pursuance of this objective, DME Law School has inaugurated Legal Aid Clinic at DME as a functional unit in association with District Legal Service Authority NOIDA on 4th November, 2018. She also mentioned that The Legal Aid Centre of Delhi Metropolitan Education had organized a Legal Aid Camp in the village of Hoshiarpur, Sector 51, NOIDA, Gautam Buddha Nagar District on 4th November, 2018 in collaboration with the District Legal Service Authority where the event was graced by Mr. P.K. Srivastava, the then District Judge, Gautam Buddha Nagar as the Chief Guest. He was accompanied by Ms. Neelu Mainwal, the Secretary, District Legal Services Authority NOIDA and Mr. Rakesh Singh Chauhan, the District Information Officer. She then went on to thank the dignitaries for investing their time in theLegal Aid Awareness Programme initiated by DME Law School.

INTRODUCTION OF GUEST AND THE THEME OF THE PROGRAMME – Ms. Megha (Student, DME Law School) was called upon the podium to introduce the hon’ble guest and theme for the day’s programme. She started by introducing the esteemed guests and went on to say that Legal aid in a free legal assistance to the poor and weaker sections of the society with the object to enable them to exercise the rights given to them by law. The Constitution of India gives much emphasis on constitutionalism and the rule of law. In India the rule of law is regarded as a part of the basic structure of the Constitution and also of natural justice. The rule of natural justice says that individuals should not be penalised by decisions affecting their rights or legitimate expectations unless they have been given prior notice of the cases against them, a fair opportunity to answer them, and the opportunity to present their own cases. The preamble of the Constitution secures to its citizen, social, economic and political justice.

Article 14 of the Constitution makes it clear that the State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India. The aim of Article 14 is to ensure equal justice. The guarantee of equal justice is meaningless if the poor or illiterate or weak persons cannot enforce their rights because of their poverty or illiteracy or weakness therefore a separate legislation, The Legal Services Authority Act, 1987 has been enacted to constitute the Legal Service Authorities to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities and to organise Lok Adalats to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice. The Legal Services Authorities Act establishes statutory legal services authorities at the National, State and District level. In the end she thanked the dignitaries for investing their time and then invited Director Mr. Ravikant Swami upon the stage to felicitate Mrs. Minakshi Sinha the Hon’ble Chief Guest of the event.

FELICITATION OF HON’BLE CHIEF GUEST BY DIRECTOR MR. RAVIKANT SWAMI – Director Mr. Ravikant Swami was delighted to felicitate the Hon’ble Chief Guest Mrs. Minakshi Sinha and extended his warm welcome by presenting a momento and a tusli plant. He spoke for a brief while wherein, he highlighted the importance of Legal Aid services and appreciated the role of the college management and the legal aid society to imbibe the vision to carry forward the actual goal of providing legal aid to the needy and underprivileged.

WORDS OF WISDOM BY PROFESSOR DR. N.K BAHL, DIRECTOR JUDICIAL TRAINING ACADEMY – The event went forward and Prof. N.K Bahl, Director, Judicial Training Academy and Dean, DME Law School was then invited upon the podium to present his views upon free legal aid. He urged everyone not to consider Legal Aid as a charity. He said that being a responsible citizen of this country it is our duty to provide help and assistance to those who don’t have deep pockets to pay hefty amount. In pursuance of this objective DME Law School has inaugurated Legal Aid Clinic at DME as a functional unit in association with District Legal Service Authority NOIDA on 4th November, 2018. He stressed that justice, be it political, economic and social was a virtue promised by our Constitution and that everyone was entitled to achieve it.

SENIOR ADVOCATE MR. SHIKHAR THAKRAL – Mr. Shikhar Thakral was next in line to grace the podium. He urged the students to understand the practicalities of the legal profession. He emphasized that litigation should always remain the last recourse to any dispute. One should try to resolve the disputes amongst each other and as amicably as possible rather than initiating the process of litigation at the first instance, because litigation and all its forms are a long drawn, time consuming and tedious process. He stressed on minimizing litigations by keeping court as the last option of dispute settlement. He quoted Abraham Lincoln and said that in a case, those who win are actually those who lose, pointing out to the loss of good relations between the parties and the long years of litigation.

HON’BLE CHIEF GUEST Mrs. MINAKSHI SINHA (SECRETARY, DLSA NOIDA) – Last but not the least was our Hon’ble chief guest Mrs. Minakshi Sinha. She was invited upon the podium to give her insights on need for free Legal Aid. She provided the audience the much-needed basic information about – What is Legal Aid, Why Legal Aid and Who all are entitled to Free Legal Aid. Special Emphasis was given to Section. 12 of Legal Service Authorities Act, 1987 so as to enable students to understand who all are entitled for free Legal Aid.

CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION BY THE CHIEF GUEST – DME Legal Aid Society was overwhelmed with success of 1-day Legal Aid Camp organized at Village of Hoshiarpur, therefore the society decided to distribute Certificate of appreciation to all the participants and Faculties for their enthusiasm and support. The certificate of appreciation was distributed by the Chief Guest.

And with this Legal Aid Awareness Programme came to a successful end.

Inauguration of Legal Aid Clinic at DME and Legal Aid Camp at Hoshiyarpur Village, Gautam Buddha Nagar, November 4th, 2018

Free legal aid has been made an intrinsic fiber of the Fundamental Rights of our Constitution. It is a Fundamental Right of all citizens to be provided with free legal aid. As a duty bound institute of this country, DME strives to extend its help in creating legal awareness amongst people so that they are able to realize their rights in a judicious and efficacious manner. In pursuance of this objective a Legal Aid Clinic was inaugurated in the premise of DME as a functional unit in association with the District Legal Services Authority NOIDA on 4th November, 2018.

 

The Legal Aid Centre of Delhi Metropolitan Education had organized a Legal Aid Camp in the village of Hoshiyarpur, Sector 51, NOIDA, Gautam Buddha Nagar District on 4th November, 2018 in collaboration with the District Legal Service Authority. The event was graced by Mr. P.K. Shrivastava, District Judge, Gautam Buddha Nagar as the Chief Guest. He was accompanied by Ms. Neelu Nainwal, the Secretary, District Legal Services Authority NOIDA and Mr. Rakesh Singh Chauhan, the District Information Officer.

 

The event commenced with the dignitaries arriving at DME and inaugurating the newly constituted Legal Aid Clinic in the DME campus. The venue was then shifted to Hoshiyarpur Village, Sector 51 NOIDA where the Legal Aid Clinic was officiated by our esteemed dignitaries. The Legal Aid Centre of DME also organized a one day camp to solicit the people of Hoshiyarpur village with knowledge about law on various pressing issues such as filing of an FIR, domestic violence, property matters, matters relating to the interests of children, consumer rights etc. so that they are better equipped and informed about the protection of laws that exists for them.

 

The programme started with the lighting of the lamp and invocation of Goddess Saraswati and the guests were asked to grace the dais. Mr. P.N. Parashar, the Head of the Legal Aid Committee of DME was then invited to address the gathering and pave out the outline of the ensuing programme. He stated that as a responsible citizen every member of DME Law School was committed towards providing any kind of aid and assistance in the matters of law and attainment of justice. He stressed that justice, be it political, economical and social was a virtue promised by our Constitution and that everyone was entitled to achieve it. He then went on to thank the dignitaries for investing their time in this social enterprise initiated by DME.

 

Prof. N.K. Behl, the Director, Judicial Training Academy was then invited upon the podium to present his views on the concept of free legal aid. He stated that the idea of legal aid works on the collaboration and consensus between the parties. He stated that  government policies need efficacious application on the ground level and DME is trying to help in the implementation of those policies.

 

Ms. Neelu Nainwal, Secretary District Legal Services authority was then called upon to give her insights on the need for free legal aid. She provided the audience the much needed basic information about provisions of free legal aid and the rights available to the people by virtue of article 21 and article 39A of the Constitution. She explained the mechanisms enlisted in the Legal Service Authority Act. She explained the hierarchical level of the legal services authorities in India, ie. the National Legal Services Authority, the State Legal Services Authortiy, District Legal Services Authority and Tehsil Legal Services Authority. She gave a holistic view about the statutory backing of legal aid.

 

Mr. Rakesh Singh Chauhan was next in line to grace the podium and he averred on the necessity of free legal aid in a democratic welfare society.

 

After various insightful comments by the esteemed guests, it was the turn of DME team to throw light upon the issue of free legal aid and its necessity in making people more conscious about their rights.

 

Dr. Bhavish Gupta stressed upon the importance of legal awareness in people as it is one of the major components in the all round growth and development of the society.

 

Next, Saurav Kumar, a student of DME Law school gave a presentation on the evils of human trafficking and the rights of the victims involved in it.

A Nukkad Natak was then staged by the students of DME under the guidance and direction of Ms. Navjot Suri, Assistant Professor of Law. The play brought the issue of domestic violence into a sharp relief highlighting the problems faced by women and men alike in abusive domestic relationships and environment.

 

Ujjwal Sharma, another student from DME informed the audience about the issue of exploitation of women and women rights, whereas Keshav Nagi initiated a discussion on rights of children such as right to education and right against child labour.

 

Mr. Pramod Kumar, an advocate working with the District Legal Services Authority NOIDA explained to the audience the duties that entail along with various rights.

 

Finally, the Chief Guest of the event, Mr. P.K. Shrivastav was ushered on the podium to express his valuable opinions. He urged the students to understand the practicalities of the legal profession and that the educational institutes through activities like the present legal aid camp should provide the law students ample opportunities to interact with the people and understand their idea of law, rights and their applicability. He commented that in the present course of education system, the law students are quite ignorant of the ground realities of the court and the people and through free legal aid the students can get a firsthand experience of dealing with the cross sectioning of law and society.

 

Mr. P.K. Shrivastav then addressed the audience stating that litigation should always remain the last recourse to any dispute. He averred that one should try to resolve the disputes amongst each other and as amicably as possible rather than initiating the process of litigation at the first instance, because litigation and all its forms are a long drawn, time consuming and tedious process. He stressed on minimizing litigations by keeping court as the last option of dispute settlement. He quoted Abraham Lincoln and said that in a case, those who win are actually those who lose, pointing out to the loss of good relations between the parties and the long years of litigation.

 

With this the one-day camp at Hoshiyarpur Village came to a successful end.

CYBER TRAINING OF POLICE OFFICERS IN DISTRICT GAUTAM BUDDHA NAGAR   MAY 2019