Supreme Court judges praise services of paralegals in rural areas

Supreme Court judges praise services of paralegals in rural areas
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Supreme Court judges on Saturday appreciated the services of paralegal forces in the villages of Telangana and asked them to educate the farmers and poor villagers about the land laws which could reduce over thousands of fresh land dispute cases being filed in local courts every year.

Hyderabad: Supreme Court judges on Saturday appreciated the services of paralegal forces in the villages of Telangana and asked them to educate the farmers and poor villagers about the land laws which could reduce over thousands of fresh land dispute cases being filed in local courts every year. The judges were speaking on a two-day workshop on ‘Land Related Legal services Needs of Poor: Experiences, Expectations and Innovations’ organised at NALSAR University of Law after inaugurating the new auditorium.

The auditorium was inaugurated by Telangana State Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.Speaking at the workshop, SC Judge Anil R Dave said that awareness on the land laws to the rural public is a must and the public should be discouraged from approaching courts for land related issues.

He said rural public are wasting their money paying fees for land cases. “In a study, we found that Rs 638 crores were paid to the advocates by the poor people in 2015 for dealing their land cases across the country,” he said. Dave said that there are 120 land related existing laws and the poor people should be educated about them through the law students and paralegal forces. Another SC Judge NV Ramana speaking on the land issues faced by the farmers said that though the farmer’s profession is a divine job in our country, they are the only one left in getting proper justice on lands.

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