Dimapur, October 20: A legal awareness programme was organized by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Dimapur during the golden jubilee celebration of the Government Middle School/Government Primary School, Diphupar.
Panel Lawyer Kekhriele-u Mezhu spoke on Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill. The POCSO Act was enacted to Protect the Children from Offences of Sexual Assault, Sexual harassment and pornography with due regard for safeguarding the interest and well-being of children.
To combat rising cases of child sex abuse, the amendments to strengthen the POCSO Act also include death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children, besides providing stringent punishments for other crimes against minors, she said.
Yambemo Ngullie spoke on cyber crime. He sensitized the students to keep oneself vigilant and aware when using social media or keep away from fraud calls and threats through any form that involves a computer and a network. He said that such frauds or misuse of social media is punishable under cyber crime.
KDLSA: The Kohima District Legal Services Authority conducted an orientation training for para legal volunteers. The programme was chaired by Asenla Walling, panel lawyer KDLSA and keynote address was given by Phuleto Yeptho, secretary Kohima DLSA, who briefed the newly inducted PLV’s about the works and how the PLV’s should utilize their legal services clinic and to show transparency in their works, etc.
Juvenile justice system and role of PLVs was briefed by Julian Sitlhoul, judicial magistrate first class.
Altogether 22 PLVs attended the training. (Page News Service) (Page News Service)