Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority organizes two-day training
Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) with the idea of equipping the institution of Gaon Burah in administration of justice in the State organized a two-day training programme at Tezu on April 27 and 28 last for the Gaon Burahs and Gaon Buris of Lohit, Tirap, Changlang, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Longding and Namsai districts to find ways and means to synergize the gap between customary practices of the tribals with that of the general laws of the land. The programme, arranged under the ‘Access to Justice – North East & Jammu & Kashmir (A2JNE & JK)’ initiative in collaboration with the Department of Justice, Union Ministry of Law and Justice, saw the participation of nearly 70 HGBs and GBs from across the eight districts of eastern Arunachal, a delayed official release informed here on Wednesday.
The two-day training programme had a number of sessions. On the first day, APSLSA Member Secretary Budi Habung, in his keynote address, spoke on the role and responsibility of the Legal Services Authority in providing access to justice for all, free legal services, Lok Adalat, concept of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme, etc.
Advocate T Boo spoke on customary court including village authority under Assam Frontier (Administration of Justice) Regulation, 1945 & judiciary in the present context of Arunachal Pradesh and way forward, while advocate Sasamlu Minin spoke on the various beneficial schemes of Central and State Governments with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh and role of GBs in its implementation.
In the afternoon session, advocate J Manyu spoke on village council system of Mishmi-Kebang in the present context and advocate Minin on marriage registration under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 and Arunachal Pradesh Recording of Marriage Act, 2008.
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