Legal Aid is the simple concept of providing justice to all the citizens of a nation. It is meant especially for the ones who cannot afford to hire lawyers and fight for justice or for them who are not even aware of their legal rights.
Article 39-A of Indian Constitution enjoins the State to provide free legal aid to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen on account of poverty or other disabilities. Article 39-A of the Constitution of India which came into force on 3.1.1977, directs the State Government, for providing equal justice and free legal aid to any citizen who are suffering by reason of economic or other disabilities. Legal Aid also a Fundamental Right impliedly enshrined under Article14, Article 21 and Article22(1) of the Constitution of India,1950.
In order to achieve the objective enshrined in Article 39-A of the Constitution, Government had, with the object of providing free legal aid Parliament has enacted the The Legal Services Act 1987 is basically aimed to provide free and competent legal Services to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities, and to organize Lok Adalats to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity.
Ms.TANIYA C PAULSON
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