From a Correspondent
DHUBRI, June 12: A legal awareness camp was organized by Dhubri Law College in collaboration with Dhubri District Legal Services Authority to acquaint people on the prevailing laws of the land at Dharmasala Higher Secondary School on Sunday. Speaking as chief guest, advocate of Supreme Court of Nepal, Dinesh Ranjan Tripathi highlighted many a legal issues currently being confronted by people and also spoke on various important issues regarding the wrong practices adopted in selecting advocates by the persons seeking justice when legal aid required.
Tripathy discussed some important issues relating to woman like maintence claim, dowry death, domestic violence by husbands and relatives of husband and put forward legal suggestion to seek justice. “Main reason for ineffective implementation of laws relating to protection of human rights is the ignorance about the prevailing laws. So, more and more legal awareness camp should be organized to create awareness among the people, particularly in the rural areas, so that they can be acquainted with the laws of the land and seek justice in the court of law,” Tripathy opined.
Vice-Principal of Dhubri Law College, Dipankar Sarkar while addressing the awareness meeting suggested not to select the advocate by engaging mohuri or other persons as middlemen, rather one should approach the advocate directly. “The middlemen, touts and mohuri exploit the clients as they allegedly take commission from both sides and mislead, thus the person who goes to the court to seek justice becomes victim of various sorts of harassment due to wrong selection of advocate to fight legal battle in the court. Thus the purpose of justice is defeated and justice is denied to victim,” Sarkar added.
Member of Dhubri District Legal Services Authority, RK Verma explained the purpose of organizing the legal awareness camp while Principal of Dhubri Law College, Dr. Mridula Barman called upon the villagers to come to Dhubri Law College whenever they needed legal advice and aid. President of Gaspara Gaon Panchayat, Abdul Gofur, assistant professors of Dhubri Law College, Uday Ranjan Prodhani, Zahid Hussain, Pallabi Bora and other guests and students participated in the camp. As part of two-day programme by Dhubri Law College, 20 units blood were doted to Dhubri Civil Hospital Blood Bank by teaching, non-teaching staffs and students of the college on Monday.