Bid to ensure justice to all
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 10: In a bid to ensure justice to the needy, around 150 lawyers of five districts – Kamrup, gaon, Morigaon, lbari and Barpeta – will be trained by senior advocates of Gauhati High Court under the aegis of the Assam State Legal Services Authority.
Justice Hrishikesh Roy of the Gauhati High Court, who is the executive chairman of the Assam State Legal Services Authority, said: “According to the Constitution of India, justice should cover every aspect and be given to every individual of society. This initiative will ensure quality-driven justice for everybody. The experienced advocates will train 150 lawyers so as to ensure justice for all.”
Terming the initiative as ‘xohari’, which means reach out and respond to in English, Roy said this humble effort will be especially for those who cannot themselves come to the doors of the court such as women, children, differently abled persons, people from scheduled castes and tribes, people affected from tural calamities, persons whose annual income is less than Rs 70,000 a year etc. In turn, the Court should reach them to ensure that legal aid is given.
Lauding an another effort of the Assam State Legal Services Authority to provide prosthetic limbs to the differently abled starting from September 19 to October 8, Justice Roy said that around 30,000 people are categorized under ten zones. Under the assistance of the technical team and manpower from Jaipur, the differently-abled will be able to get a major support.
Justices Suman Shyam and Rumi Phukan, Assam State Legal Services Authority member secretary Mridul Saikia, District Legal Services Authority secretary Kaushik Hazarika, Senior Advocate Achinta Malla Buzarbaruah, Advocate Manish Choudhury, Advocate Angshuman Bora, Advocate PK Deka and others were also present on the occasion.