The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), East Garo Hills, with its motto “Access to Justice for All” organized a one-day Legal Awareness Program at Nengmandalgre village across the Simsang river under Samanda C&RD Block today wherein a large number of villagers, the Nokmas and Sardars, officials from the line departments, etc. participated.
During the program, the Chief Judicial Magistrate and the Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Evaline Shabong, spoke at length about the Legal Services Authority. She informed the villagers that the DLSA through its network of lawyers who volunteer their services, will take up their cases in the court.
The resource person from the Police department, VN Sangma, DSP, Williamnagar, spoke on the topic, “Police Outreach” and dwelt on filing of the First Information Report (FIR) by the villagers in their respective police stations.
The Judicial Magistrate, DKK Mihsil highlighted about the Right to Education Act, 2009, while the District Child Protection Officer, D Ch Marak, deliberated on POCSO Act, 2012.