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Legal aid clinic opened in Rohtak

india Updated: Aug 06, 2013 19:23 IST

In a bid to create legal awareness among the needy, district legal service authority (DLSA) has inaugurated 26th legal aid clinic at Kahni village here on Tuesday.

Chief judicial magistrate and DLSA secretary Rachna Gupta said on Tuesday.

Gupta said: "The purpose is to provide free legal aid to those whose annual income does not exceed Rs 1,50,000. Women, children and Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes can also avail the benefits."

She said from January till July this year, 228 people made requests for free legal aid. All requests were granted and 15 cases had been disposed till now.

Notably, the DLSA has organised around 40 awareness camps this year and six new clinics have been opened in the past seven months.

The new clinics opened are in Makhodi Khurd village, Titoli village, Rohtak-Bhiwani stand, Gandhra village and Samchana village.

One advocate visits the clinic every week, while two para legal volunteers visit the clinic twice a week and extend help to the needy people.