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District Legal Service Authority organises Women's Day at Faridkot
The District Legal Services Authority today celebrated International Women?s Day under the patronage of Archna Puri, District & Sessions Judge at Faridkot in Punjab. Speaking on the occasion, Justice Puri said that Woman was the main part of our society and without women it was incomplete.

She said, "All women, irrespective of belonging to any community and income, can get free legal assistance under Legal Service Authority Act 1987 at district level, High Court or Supreme Court."

Which means in case they want to have their legal rights, they will be provided free counsel services. A panel of 42 advocates has been formed in Faridkot district which helps in pursuing the legal cases to different categories of the society on government expenses under free Legal Service Authority scheme.

Giving more information on this occasion, she said that in the event of any requirement of legal assistance to any woman, she can contact the Secretary of District Legal Services Authority.

She further made it clear that for getting the free legal aid, there is not too much lengthy official procedure but one can get an advocate on filling up a simple form. The office has been established in ADR Centre/Front Office where advocate/retainer and para legal volunteers are extending their services to provide legal advice without any charges.

She also informed that Legal Aid Clinics have also been opened in different villages to effectively implement the free legal counsel and assistance to the common man. Student Legal Literacy Clubs have also been formed in the schools/colleges to create awareness among the coming generation about their rights.

 


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