GANDERBAL : The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Ganderbal in collaboration with School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kashmir today kick-started an Awareness Campaign through Law Students of School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kashmir.

The campaign was kick-started by Secretary DLSA Ganderbal, Tabasum.

As many as 08 teams of Law Students were constituted for today who started an awareness campaign among General public, students, prisoners etc. about various NALSA schemes, and other topics of legal importance.

In addition to this, an awareness programme was conducted by DLSA Ganderbal regarding ‘ADR methods of Lok Adalat, Mediation, Conciliation and Plea-bargaining’ for the Law students of CUK Ganderbal.

Adv. Umer Rashid encouraged the participants about ADR methods of Lok Adalat, Mediation, Conciliation and Plea Bargaining. During the day many activities were conducted by DLSA Ganderbal in Cooperation with various Departments/Schools.

The Law students visited the Child Welfare Committee Ganderbal and raised awareness among all members of CWC about NALSA (Child Friendly Legal Services to Children and their protection) Scheme 2015. Further law students were briefed by officials/members of CWC about the functioning/working procedure of the child welfare committee.

Similarly, the Law students visited Govt. Boys Hr. Secondary School Khalmullah Ganderbal where a Legal awareness programme was conducted on the Topic ‘POCSO Act’. The aim of the programme was to sensitize children on POCSO related issues as child Sexual Abuse is a major concern, which is increasing day by day and children being most vulnerable section of the society are susceptible to physical and psychological abuse.

Participants were encouraged to stand up for their own safety and security in order to prevent crime against children.

Meanwhile, the Law students visited District Hospital Ganderbal and Medical Officer Dr. Umar Jan made them aware about the working/functioning procedure of Mental Hospital/Drug Rehabilitation Centers.

Law students also visited Sub-Jail Dignibal Ganderbal where they had a discussion with the inmates and conducted a survey on how many prisoners are being presented by private advocates and legal aided advocates. They also took note of the health conditions of the inmates. Later they interacted with the Incharge Sub-Jail Dignibal who apprised students of the jail environment and working conditions of the prison.

The programme was also attended by Panel Lawyers, PLVs.