NALSA to Supreme Court: 5-10 per cent sexual assault victims get compensation

In a “startling” revelation, the Supreme Court was today told that hardly 5-10 per cent sexual assault victims across the country were getting compensation under the relevant schemes in various states. The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) told a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that as per the available data of […]

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Legal awareness a weapon in hands of citizen

Legal awareness is a weapon in the hands of citizen provided he knows its power, Supreme Court Judge Justice Dipak Misra said today while announcing a conference of NALSA for senior citizens to make them aware of the legal benefits available to them. Justice Misra, who is also the Executive Chairman of the National Legal […]

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Every Institution Has to Evolve in Tune With Times: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that every institution has to evolve in tune with the times, a statement that was seen as a veiled reference to continuance of the collegium system by the Supreme Court which had struck down the judicial appointments law. He also suggested that rendering free legal aid to poor should […]

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Over 40 percent Indians deprived of basic rights: SC judge

Over 40 percent Indians were deprived of certain basic rights and opportunities, Justice Tirath Singh Thakur of the Supreme Court has said here. “Over 40 percent out of 1.25 billion Indians are acutely deprived of certain basic rights and opportunities,” said Justice Thakur, who is also the executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority […]

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Keep ego in check to make Lok Adalat successful: Justice Dave

Second Nation Lok Adalat, to be held in all courts across the country on Saturday, was inaugurated bywho asked litigants to keep their ego in control and have a “big heart” to help dispose of the cases. The Lok Adalat, being organised by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), is aimed at disposing of lakhs […]

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Missing kids: SC seeks states’ compliance reports

The Supreme Court Monday asked NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan to file a report giving details of the states that have complied with its earlier order on recovering missing children. A bench of Justice H.L.Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra asked senior counsel H.S.Phoolka to prepare a report after compiling the status reports filed by the different […]

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Nurture conciliation at village level, says chief justice

Chief Justice of India Justice P. Sathasivam Friday urged the legal fraternity that would operate Village Legal Service Clinic to nurture the culture of conciliation instead of litigation so people could settle their disputes outside the court. He said this while inaugurating Village Legal Service Clinic being set up by the National Legal Service Authority […]

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Nurture conciliation at village level, says chief justice

Chief Justice of India Justice P. Sathasivam Friday urged the legal fraternity that would operate Village Legal Service Clinic to nurture the culture of conciliation instead of litigation so people could settle their disputes outside the court. He said this while inaugurating Village Legal Service Clinic being set up by the National Legal Service Authority […]

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Women cases getting top priority after Delhi gang-rape: Judge

Supreme Court’s Justice P. Sathasivam, who is also the executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), Sunday said that cases related to women are being given priority by courts after the Delhi gang-rape. “After the unfortunate incident in Delhi, we (Judiciary) are identifying the cases related to women and children and giving priority […]

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