Dikshit opens legal awareness programme

May 30th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday launched a legal awareness and literacy programme, which will inform people of their basic rights, in the rural areas of the national capital.
The inaugural function was organized in Village Daulatpur near Najafgarh here.

The programme is aimed at imparting knowledge among villagers about law, basic legal rights and remedies provided under various laws particularly to women, children, elderly and disabled people.

The programme is conducted by the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee in association with the state government.

“This is a new initiative which would help poor and less-educated people to know technicalities of legal system and legal provision at their doorsteps. Under this programme legal experts along with students would be visiting every village at regular intervals to spread legal awareness,” Dikshit said.

Dikshit announced that the government would render all possible assistance to make this programme successful and it will help in bridging the gap between the legal system and the common man, an official statement said.

She also stressed upon the need of sensitising police personnel and organising camps for officials to make them more responsive in dealing with the poor and less-educated

who are not able to understand difficult legal language.

Chairman of the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee Justice Madan B. Lokur was also present on the occasion, the statement said.

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