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Legal Literacy cum Training for Gaon Buras & Gaon Buris

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 Papum Pare,Kurung Kumey, Kra Dadi,Kamle,Lower Subansiri and East Kameng Districts  Under the Project: Access to Justice, North East & Jammu & Kashmir (A2JNE & JK) initiative at Itanagar.

 The State Authority as a followup 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 Papum Pare, Kurung Kumey, Kra Dadi, Kamle, East Kameng and Lower Subansiri  to find ways and means to Synergise the space between Customary Laws of other tribal’s with that of the  General Laws of the land. The programme saw the participants of nearly 120 Head Gaon Buras, Head Gaon Buris, Gaon Buras and Gaon Buris across the 06 districts of the state with the Member Secretary delivering the Welcome and Keynote Address.

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

Prof Nabam Naka Hina of Rajiv Gandhi University spoke on Nyele, the village council system of the Nyishi and its relevance to present context and the way forward. Shri Kipa Posi, Advocate Gauhati High Court spoke on the S.T and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) Act, other forest laws with special reference to state, while Shri Nabam Tania, Advocate spoke on customary court including village authority under Assam Frontier Regulation of 1945 and the way forward. In the afternoon session,Shri Bengia Arun,Advocate spoke on various beneficial schemes of the Central and State Govt  and the role of Gaon Burahs and Buris in assisting the local administration in implementation of the schemes. 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 Kipa Posi  spoke on Criminal Justice system  with reference to FIR,Arrest,Bail etc and role of GB in assisting police.Ms N.Elizabeth,Centre Coordinator,Childline DBYC,Itanagar spoke on issues of Child Labour and their Abuse.Ms Techi Natu,Advocate spoke on Right to Education Act 2009,whie Ms Raknu Konya  spoke on Marriage Registration under the Special Marriage Act and the State Law with reference to procedures and its relevance. The programme came to end with interaction between the participants and the resource persons and distribution of certificates.

It may be informed that the Legal Literacy Training programme is a project undertaken Under Access to Justice, North East & Jammu & Kashmir (A2JNE & JK) initiative of the Department of Justice,Govt of India to provide facilities and ‘Access to Justice’ platforms at the grassroots level and to ensure the opportunities for securing justice. The project aims to train nearly 400 (Four Hundred) numbers of Gaon Buras and Gaon Buris across the state which are being divided into 6 parts, 3-4 districts club together at Central locations namely Tawang, Itanagar, Aalo, Pasighat, Tezu and Ziro.


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