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Legal Literacy cum Training for Gaon Buras & Gaon Buris at Tezu

Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, GOI conducts Two Days Training Programme on Synergy  between Customary Laws of AP and General Laws for Gaon Buras and Gaon Buris of Lohit, Tirap, Changlang, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Longding & Namsai Districts  Under the Project: Access to Justice, North East & Jammu & Kashmir (A2JNE & JK) initiative at Tezu on 27th & 28th April, 2019.

The State Authority as a follow up with the idea of equipping the institution of Gaon Burah system in administration of justice in the state had organised a Two Days Training Programme for Gaon Buras and Gaon Buris of Lohit, Tirap, Changlang, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Longding & Namsai districts  to find ways and means to Synergise the gap between Customary practices of the tribals with that of the  General Laws of the land. The programme saw the participants of nearly 70 Head Gaon Buras, Head Gaon Buris, Gaon Buras and Gaon Buris across the 08 districts of the state with Shri Ito Basar, District & Session Judge cum Chairman, DLSA, Tezu delivering the Welcome address and Shri Budi Habung, Member Secretary, APSLSA delivering the Keynote Address.

The two days programme had a number of sessions wherein in the first day, Shri Budi Habung spoke on the role and responsibility of the legal services authority in providing access to justice for all, Free Legal Services, Lok Adalat, concept of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme.

Shri T. Boo, Advocate spoke on Customary Court including village authority under Assam Frontier (Administration of Justice) Regulation, 1945 & Judiciary in present context of Arunachal Pradesh and way forward.  Miss Sasamlu Minin, Advocate spoke on the various Beneficial Schemes of Central & State Govt. with Special reference to Arunachal Pradesh & role of GBs in its implementation. In the afternoon session, Shri J. Manyu, Advocate, spoke on Village Council system of Mishmi-Kebang in present context and way forward. Miss Sasamlu Minin, Advocate spoke on Marriage Registration under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 and Arunachal Pradesh Recording of Marriage Act, 2008. The first day session came to an end with interactive sessions by the various resource persons with the trainees’ participants.

During the Second Day Sessions, Shri J. Manyu  spoke on Criminal Justice system  with reference to FIR, Arrest, Remand, Bail etc and role of GB in assisting Administration and police. Shri B. Tayang, Advocate spoke on Right to Education Act 2009, while shri J.Manyu, Advcate spoke on the Scheduled Tribes & other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) Act, 2006 and other Forest Laws & Land Holding system with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh. The Member Secretary, APSLSA and Chairman, DLSA, Tezu also spoke on Drug Abuse and prevention of drug abuse. The programme came to end with interaction between the participants and the resource persons and distribution of certificates.

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