The free legal aid and assistance camp conducted by the Ariyalur taluk legal services committee in association with Nethaji Ilagnar Narpani Mandram in connection with the May Day celebration at Panchayat Union Primary School in Poyyathanallur village in Ariyalur district recently evoked good response.
K. Sivakumar, Additional District Judge of Fast Track Court, Ariyalur, who presided over the function, explained in detail the free legal aid being provided to the needy people and also assistance rendered by the lawyers. He also spoke about the rights of women and about getting compensation in accident cases, etc.
More than five hundred villagers who took part in the camp interacted with the judge about getting free legal aid for the poor. Many villagers submitted petitions to the judge about various grievances and requested the legal services committee to help them. The judge also assured them that he would take necessary steps for providing free legal assistance.
Lawyers Ramalingam, Thangadurai, Jayakumar, Muthukumar, Raja, Pagutharivalan, Selvamani, Iniyavan , Idhayarajan and others who addressed the camp said that the free legal aid was a great boon to the poor.