Free legal service for poor

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JALANDHAR, OCT 15: The Punjab Legal Services Authorities is providing free legal aid to people living below the poverty line. This was disclosed by M.M. Aggarwal District and Session Judge, Jalandhar, at a seminar on free legal aid organised at Kartarpur. Besides, the scheme also include schedule castes and schedule tribes, industrial workers, physically challenged, women, children and unemployed youth. Apart from the lawyer's fee, people would be given court fee, expenditure of witnesses and miscellaneous expenses by the government. This will facilitate the needy to have justice without delay.

The Session Judge said this scheme would be organised at various cities and villages to reach out to the masses. He also called upon various social organisations to help in implementing this scheme. Around 25,000 people have already been given free legal help under this scheme and over thousand seminars have been organised to educate the public.


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