Swaraj Abhiyan has said it will set up district level legal bodies across the country to bridge the gaps and address citizen’s problems at the hand.
“These bodies will constitute of a citizen, a lawyer, a doctor and workers to help people voice their concerns and find solutions. It was decided that no corporate funding will be utilised for the setting up of these bodies. It has also been affirmed that the prospective of having such a body in every court will be utilised.
“While the body has been constituted in Bihar, the work for the same has begun in eight states of the country, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand. Sumit, who is the co-ordinator and in-charge for the Delhi body has stated that the Delhi body will soon be declared,” a statement issued by the organisation said.
The decision was taken at a symposium organised yesterday in the Capital to discuss need for justice at the grassroot and in the higher judiciary, it’s efficacy, constraints and possibilities and the pro bono role of lawyers in justice delivery system.
“In the program, farmers from Rajasthan voiced their hardships and frustrations with the authorities for drought relief and re-scheduling of loan repayments, a sentiment echoed by farmers from other drought effected states. Residents of Uttar Pradesh reported complete apathy of the police and their struggle with getting justice.
“The citizens’ feedback overwhelmingly pointed to the immense gap that exists and needs to be bridged to ensure deliverance of justice,” a statement issued by the organisation said.
The one-day symposium on “Law and Citizen” was attended by lawyers, farmers and others from Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal and Madhya Pradesh, which included advocate Prashant Bushan, Prof Anand Kumar and Yogendra Yadav, it said.