Govt committed to provide access to justice for all: Rijiju
Post by RK News on Friday, November 18, 2022
Anantnag Nov 17: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir is on a rapid path of development. He said the government is making every effort to ensure that the benefit reaches the rightful beneficiaries at the ground level.
Inaugurating a Legal Literary Club at Government Higher Secondary School, Aishmuqam, the minister said the Constitution contains the law of the land and it is necessary that youth are aware of the various legal rights and welfare services guaranteed to them. Interacting with students, Rijiju said that legal literacy clubs will breed the right attitude in young minds to be ambassadors of rights of people, especially the downtrodden.
The minister also visited Hardu Kichru village where a special legal services camp was held for awareness of different schemes, identification of beneficiaries and respective departments and distribution entitlements to the beneficiaries. The minister and Chief Justice of J&K and Ladakh High Court, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrary interacted with beneficiaries of various schemes and distributed certificates and cheques among them.
A special Lok Adalat bench presided by Secretary District Legal Services Authority Anantnag Mir Wajahat and Man Mohan Kumar was constituted in the village where many cases were settled on the spot.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that government is committed to provide access to justice for all citizens. He said the legal services camp is organized as part of the initiative of providing justice at the doorsteps of the public. “Access to justice enables citizens to have their voices heard, exercise their rights and challenge discrimination,” he said.
Later, the minister inspected the under construction Court Complex of the Additional Special Mobile Magistrate Pahalgam and was informed that work on the complex is under execution in full force and will be completed ahead of the stipulated timeline.
In his speeches at different programs during the day Justice Magrey said that access to justice is not confined to the court based legal services. “It extends to making people aware about their entitlements under various enactments and welfare schemes and programmes and strengthening their access to the same,” he said, adding that Students Legal Literacy Clubs are being formed with an aim to spread knowledge of the legal rights and duties among the students who in turn can raise awareness among the poor and needy to not only mitigate their problems but to get out of problems absolutely.