Webinar on “The role of state legal services authority during the time of Covid-19"
The speaker reflected on the major legal concerns in this period
Chandigarh: A joint webinar on “The role of state legal services authority during the time of Covid-19’ was organized by the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology and Centre for Social Work ,Panjab University as part of their series related to the present Pandemic.
Dr. Paru Bal Sidhu, Chairperson, department of AIHC&A welcomed the speakers and participants. The two webinar speakers were, Shri Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority(S.L.S.A.), Chandigarh and Shri Nikhil Saraf, lagal counsel, partner infinity legal law firm and founder of NGO Ohm Foundation. The speakers expounded on legal aid and services scenario during the time of the current pandemic.
The speaker reflected on the major legal concerns in this period pertaining to cases of domestic violence, police killing, provisions for the marginalised sections of society amongst others. They also talked about the lessons learnt from an emergency situation like Covid whereby there was a need for courts to be fully functional in such situations so that the legal justice process can continue unhampered.
The talks were followed by a very meaningful interactive session conducted by Dr. Monica Munjal, Chairperson, Centre for Social Work, Dr. Paru Bal Sidhu proposed the formal vote of thanks.