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Awareness programme on Domestic Violence Act held

12:19 AM Feb 29, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
awareness programme on domestic violence act held
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Srinagar, Feb 28:  The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Srinagar, in collaboration with, Sakhi One Stop Centre (OSC), Social Welfare Department (SWD) Srinagar today organised an awareness programme on “NALSA (Legal Services to Victims of Acid Attack) Scheme, 2016 and the Domestic Violence Act at ADR centre DLSA Srinagar.

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The awareness programme was held under the guidance of Chairman (PDJ) DLSA, Srinagar, Jawad Ahmed.

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The program aimed to raise awareness among the participants about the provisions and benefits of the NALSA Scheme and the Domestic Violence Act.

Raja Mohammad Tasleem, Chief Judicial Magistrate/ Chairman Tehsil Legal Service Committee, Srinagar, graced the occasion as the chief guest

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Jahangir Ahmed Bakshi, Secretary, DLSA, Srinagar; Mukhtar Ahmed, District Social Welfare Officer Srinagar; Adv. Asiya Farooq, Centre Administrator, OSC, Srinagar, Officials of DLSA Srinagar and One Stop Centre Department, Female Panel Lawyers, Legal Aid Defence Counsels, Female Para Legal Volunteers of DLSA Srinagar, Anganwadi Workers, Survivors of Domestic Violence & Acid Attack attended the programme. Addressing the programme, the chief guest emphasized the importance of legal aid and support to victims of acid attacks and domestic violence. Rubina Shafi, Case Worker at OSC, Srinagar provided detailed insights into the NALSA Scheme and highlighted the benefits and entitlements available to victims of acid attacks. She emphasized the need for timely legal intervention and assistance to ensure justice for victims.

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Deeba, Gender Specialist shared among the participants about the centric schemes for upliftment of women. Adv. Zainab Amin, Paralegal Lawyer of OSC, Srinagar elaborated on the Acid Attack Scheme 2016 and shared the provisions for compensation and rehabilitation of victims of acid attacks.

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Acid attack survivor Sehar Nazir, Assistant LADC, Srinagar, and Survivor of Domestic Violence shared their personal experiences and were felicitated by the Secretary, DLSA Srinagar, District Social Welfare, Srinagar, Incharge One Stop Centre (OSC).

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