Malappuram : The Department of Law, Aligarh Muslim University Malappuram Centre (Kerala) launched a Legal Aid Cell under its social outreach programme for providing legal aid to needy people.
Inaugurating the launching programme, Chief guest, Mr Noushadali K, Munsif Magistrate and Chairman, Taluk Legal Services Committee, said that providing legal aid is a constitutional duty of all concerned and every possible steps should be taken to provide legal consultancy and help to the needy. He assured full support to such endeavours.
Advocate Abdul Rasheed Oothakkadan, President, Perinthalmanna Bar Association appreciated the step take by the Department of Law and assured all possible help on behalf of the Bar Association.
Dr Azmat Ali, a member of legal aid committee, highlighted the activities of the cell and proposed several new measures to make it more relevant. Mr Ahzam Khan, Assistant Registrar, delivered presidential address.
Earlier, Mr Ghalib Nashter, Coordinator, Department of Law, welcomed the guests and urged the students to be torch-bearers in social outreach activities.
A workshop on ‘Self-defense training’ was also organized by the Nirbhaya team of Malappuram District Police. Ms Valsala, team leader and Head Constable, Malappuram district police urged the girls to develop courage and learn how to protect themselves. Other head constables, Ms Siny, Ms Sonia and Ms Geetha provided the girl students with special training in self defense.
Dr Naseema PK, Convener, Legal Aid Cell stressed the need to realize the relevance of social justice and law students’ role to empower the needy with appropriate legal knowledge.
Mr Mohd Abu Shahid proposed a vote of thanks.