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Legal means beyond reach of poor: CJ

MP HIGH Court Chief Justice AK Patnaik on Sunday said the legal recourse to get the grievances and disputes settled was still beyond the reach of the poor, despite the boom in the Indian economy.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2006 17:20 IST

MP HIGH Court Chief Justice AK Patnaik on Sunday said the legal recourse to get the grievances and disputes settled was still beyond the reach of the poor, despite the boom in the Indian economy.

For the poor and deprived class of the society litigation is too expensive, he said, adding that considering this fact a scheme of legal aid has been introduced. Under this free legal advice is being given by the legal aid clinics.

Addressing the inaugural function of two-day philately exhibition tagged ‘Jabalipex 2006’ organised by the Department of Posts here, the CJ said that despite economic constraints the Department of Posts had been providing service to the poor by supplying cheap postcards, inland letters and other articles.

On the occasion a special cover (envelope) for the Indian Army was released. In his address, MP (Jabalpur) Rakesh Singh urged the Department of Posts to release covers on Bhedaghat and other locations of tourist interest in Jabalpur. 

He said the Indian Army had no objection to introducing night landing facility at Dumna Airport. He said he had received a letter in this connection from Madhya Bharat Area Major General Ashok Khosla.

He said he would obtain permission from the Defence Ministry as the defence establishments are located in Jabalpur apart from the Indian Army’s Madhya Bharat area headquarter.

Vidhan Sabha Speaker Ishwardas Rohani said the Indian Constitution was strong enough to protect the country from constitutional crisis and distinguishes powers of every organ including legislature, judiciary and executive.

Madhya Bharat Area, Major General Ashok Khosla, Divisional Commissioner Anil Shrivastava, Senior Superintendent of Post Dr Kushal Pathak, and students were present at the function.