DLSAs raise funds for victims of disaster

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KOHIMA, September 25: To provide aid to the victims of disaster in Kiphire, District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) of Mokokchung, Kohima, Wokha, Dimapur, Zunheboto and Kiphire organized month long fund raiser at their respective districts in the month of September.
The DLSAs organized jumble sale by selling food items and clothing at strategic locations, and also car wash and donation drive as part of the fund raiser.
Meanwhile, rest of the districts will also be organizing the fund raiser in the month of September at their respective districts.
In line with NALSA (Legal Services to Victims of Acid Attacks) Scheme, 2016, Sub clause (e) of Section 12 Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 makes the victims of disasters who are under circumstances of undeserved want as a result of such disaster eligible for free legal services to file or defend a case. But in a disaster of catastrophic nature whether it is natural or manmade, the victims are often taken unaware and are subjected to face the grim situation of loss of life, becoming homeless, destruction of property or damage to or degradation of environment and subject to human sufferings and damage beyond the coping capacity of the community of the affected area.
Even though it is the duty of the Government and the Administration of the locality to come to the help of the victims of disasters, Legal Services Authorities by virtue of sub-clause (e) of Section 12 play an effective role by coordinating the activities of the State Administration in the disaster management by way of strategic interventions in an integrated and sustainable manner, reducing the gravity of the crisis and to build a platform for early recovery and development.
The Legal Services Authorities endeavour to help the victims and the administration for reducing risk and assisting them to adopt disaster mitigation policies and strategies, reducing the vulnerabilities of the geographical and social situation and strengthening their capacities for managing human made and natural disasters at all levels.
(Page News Service)