`People should be aware of consumer laws'

CHITRADURGA, AUG. 1. M.G. Sudheendra, district and sessions judge and chairman of District Legal Services Authority, has said that the consumers should cooperate in dealing with those who who cheat them by selling defective items to them.

Presiding over a seminar on "Consumer's right, protecting their interests and consumer law" here on Saturday, Mr. Sudheendra said that the consumer should come forward with complaints if they were cheated.

He expressed his concerns over the non-implementation of some laws, which were designed to help the oppressed classes.

Mr. Sudheendra stressed the need for the delivery of justice in time. He also felt that the fraudulent practices and tactics in the business could be checked only if people were more aware of the consumer laws and rights.

Inaugurating the seminar, Basavaraj, member of the District Consumer Forum, Chitradurga, expressed the need for conducting workshops about consumer laws and precautionary measures to be taken by consumers.

Mr. Basavaraj also suggested that people should not be carried away by advertisements. They should look into the quality of goods, their expiry date and retail price, he said.

M.B. Mallikarjunaiah, deputy director of Food and Civil Supplies; K.N. Viswanathaiah, advocate; M. Erritata Swamy, president of the District Bar Association; C.M. Abdul Azib, and M. Suresh, office-bearers of the association, were present

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