PUDUKOTTAI: Free legal aid is available to people belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe community, women and children irrespective of their income and other persons having their annual income up to Rs.50,000, said R. Malathi, Judicial Magistrate, Alangudi and also Chairman of Alangudi Taluk Legal Services Committee, recently.
Addressing the legal literacy campaign organised at Arayapatti in Alangudi taluk organised by Vannianviduthi village panchayat, Ms. Malathi said that no person should be denied justice on account of poverty or other disabilities and pointed out that free legal services campaign were being conducted in all the remote villages also.
She explained in detail the achievements of the Alangudi Taluk Legal Services Committee in settling matrimonial problems, cheque bouncing cases, through conciliation.
G. Kanagaraj, Assistant Public Prosecutor, Alangudi, said that unscrupulous persons exploit the poor, who were unaware of ordinary laws and pointed out that these people were denied of the benefits of various welfare schemes.
G. Ramachandran and S. P. Raja, lawyers and panchayat council members, Bar council members of Alangudi spoke.
Villagers interacted with the magistrate and other advocates and submitted grievance petitions at the meeting.