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SAROTHI

Sarothi, a companion in Assamese, is an initiative of ours designed with the objective of facilitating and increasing access to justice for the marginalised and vulnerable communities of the region. As part of its mission, we have been conducting regular visits to the correctional homes of Assam in collaboration with the Assam State Legal Services Authority and the District Legal Service Authorities. This program has also facilitated two legal awareness camps; one at Kukurikota Village in Goalpara and at Joybhadra Hagjer Bodo High school in Baksa, Assam with legal experts such as Justice (Retd.) Brojendra Prasad Katakey, Justice (Retd.) Biplab Sharma, Mr. Nilay Dutta, Advocate General of Arunachal Pradesh and Dr. R.C. Borpatragohain, Advocate General of Assam. Below is a consolidated report on our work, titled “Parked in Lot”.

Parked in Lot Vol 1 | Parked in Lot Vol 2

Pratidhwani

Pratidhwani

Pratidhwani (The Echo) is the core initiave of Sarothi to facilitate and increase access to justice for persons in custody. In the past year, the team of Pratidhwani has visited the Central Jail, Jorhat; Central Jail, Guwahati and Central Jail, Tezpur; and the District Jail, Morigaon; District Jail, Goalpara; District Jail, Mangaldoi; District Jail, Kokrajhar and District Jail, Dhubri to provide legal aid to the inmates.

Legal Services in Assam: Vision, Deficiencies and Rectification - Consultation Meeting

Legal Services in Assam: Vision, Deficiencies and Rectification - Consultation Meeting

A consultation meeting was organised by Studio Nilima in collaboration with the Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA) on March 30, 2019 at the Circuit House in Guwahati, Assam, India. The objective of the meeting was to create a collaborative space for sharing knowledge and experience amongst the various stakeholders such as the Inspector General of Prisons, Representatives of the Department of Social Welfare and Secretaries of the District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA). It was organized with a vision to reflect on the existing structural deficiencies and knowledge gaps within the ecosystem serving legal services in Assam and collectively articulate and formulate effective measure for its rectification and redressal. Below is the full report of the program. 
ConsultationMeet-AReport.pdf

Free Legal Awareness Camp - Baksa

Free Legal Awareness Camp - Baksa

Free Legal Awareness Camp is an initiative of Studio Nilima to facilitate and increase access of the poor and marginalised groups of people to justice and to create legal awareness among them. As a part of this initiative a legal awareness camp was held in September 9, 2018 in Chatainguri, Salbari of Baksa District, Assam. The camp was conducted by Justice(R) Brojendra Prasad Katakey, Former Judge, Gauhati High Court; Chairman, State Police Accountability Commission and Director, Pratidhwani, a unit of Studio Nilima in the presence of Justice(R) Biplab Kumar Sharma, Former Judge, Gauhati High Court; Sri Nilay Dutta, Senior Advocate, Gauhati High Court, and R.C. Borpatragohain, Advocate General, Assam. It was attended by a large number of rural households and there was active.. Read More

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