PIL for proper distribution of ration issued by Government of Delhi for poor and needy
A WRIT Petition has been filed in Delhi High Court raising
concern over the plight of thousands of persons in the national capital who are not
being distrusted rations despite having the e-coupons issued by Delhi Government
The State has the Constitutional duty to provide adequate facilities and opportunities by distributing its wealth and resources for settlement of life and “the right to food and settlement is a Fundamental Right under Article 19(1)(e) and it is a facet of inseparable meaningful right to life under Article 21, the plea said.
It also stated that it is the duty of the State to provide right to food to the poor and indigent weaker sections of the society in fulfilment of the Constitutional objective and alleged that the respondents have failed in complying with their duty
The present Petition is concerned for the poorest of the poor and the neediest among the neediest who are stranded in the city of Delhi with no food what to say of the basic care and protection which is the need of the hour in the current extraordinary situation of the Covid 19 Pandemic which this country and entire world in currently facing.
The Petition has been taken up for hearing on 20/05/2020. The Bench of Hon’ble Justice Hima Kohli and Hon’ble Justice Subramaniam Prasad rejected the contention of Delhi Government which sought two weeks time to deliver the ration.The Hon’ble Court ordered that all E-Coupon holders shall the ration by tomorrow i.e. 21/05/2020 evening. The Delhi Government will be charged for Contempt if the Government fails to comply with the orders given.
LLOYD LAW COLLEGE conveys its best wishes to all those who are contributing in this fight against the Pandemic
PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERING AND CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION
Public interest lawyering is a process of legal empowerment aimed at capacity building of everyday people towards using the law and institutions to bring about social change. In public interest lawyering, general people and community takes the lead in an active process while working hand in hand with lawyers. It is a process that requires the participation of the affected community from onset. Public interest lawyering bridges the paternalistic gap that exist between the lawyer and the end users of the laws within our communities, whereby the communities are disregarded in the articulation of legal issues surrounding them.
Today we understand that the significance of legal empowerment especially towards poverty reduction can be seen with the established link between legal rights and poverty. It is therefore the moral duty of lawyers to teach and educate the public about the law and how to use the law to achieve common good that will positively impact on all the people with the same characteristics. The role of lawyers as agents of change and builders of civil society ought to be made apparent from beginning just as medical doctors have the underlining principle of saving life.
The introduction of law clinics and clinical legal education in Law School has kick started the reform of legal education and incorporation of public interest values. Under this programme, Law School have introduced curriculum based clinical law courses and established law clinics that creates opportunities for law students to provide human rights education and legal aid services to vulnerable groups, persons in places of detention and communities that are legally under-served. Legal Aid Society through its work expands the legal services available for all in need by building and supporting innovative partnerships with nonprofit organizations, law schools and the private sector.
Our program is to build and expand the capacity of a nationwide response system of paralegals providing increasing lawyering skills, expanding volunteerism in the legal profession, and engaging law students in giving back to society today and preparing them as future public interest lawyers. There is of course the obvious debate between the economic instances within our country versus abilities of lawyers to pursue public interest lawyering. However, public interest strategies adopted by practicing lawyers can balance out these economic arguments. In addition, as stipulated above, clinical law students as paralegals are available human resources if adequate networks and links are established. On the above background, we are establishing our PIL - Centre for research based social / public interest lawyering as part of our Legal Aid Centre.
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