CTK organizes legal awareness seminar


Kohima, June 19: The Changsao Thangjam Kohima organized a legal awareness seminar on “Know your rights” in coordination with Nagaland State Commission for Women in association with National Commission for Women, New Delhi at Chang Baptist Church Kohima on June 16 last. Around 60 women attended the seminar.
In her introductory note, Asangla Cholong, member, NSCW said that in spite of the seemingly progress made by women over the years, they may be unaware of their legal rights as individual human beings and members of society which prevents them from fighting for their rights.
The Commission came with the message that you are guaranteed protection against harassment and deprivation of your rights.Women have every right to seek redressal of grievances in terms of material compensation and punishment due to the offender, she said.
Legal expert E Thiba Phom, Advocate, Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench spoke as resource person on the topic “Know your rights” – Marriage, Divorce & Inheritance, Domestic violence Act, crime against women (POSCO Act), Beti Bachao beti padhao, Helpline (Child & Women), human trafficking and activities of Nagaland State Legal Services Authority and consumer rights.
(Page News Service)