Monday, January 5, 2009

LLP on 04/01/2009

The fourth of January, 2009 saw a group of six, namely Vikram, Bhargavi,
Gowthaman, Deepika, Ashwita and Aqseer trundle into Balantimaramma school at
Kanakpura for what was to be quite an interesting LLP.

Armed with the usual arsenal of skits on Fundamental rights, COPRA, CRPC
and the Domestic Violence Act, we found ourselves facing about 60 young
girls. As the skits rolled out, the girls progressively got bolder until
we found two vociferous, pint sized students throwing questions at us with
awe-inspiring enthusiasm.

The response was phenomenal to say the least, and we left marveling at our
eager-to-learn audience.

- Aqseer

LLP on 03/01/2009

L.L.P on “Family Laws”
An L.L.P organized by the Legal Services Clinic of NLSIU, was held at the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority in Bengaluru on 3 January 2009. The students who organized this L.L.P include Vikram Hegde, Ramya Shankar, Deepika Kinhal, Meera Sreekumar, Akshaya R and Lakshmi Nair. The programme started at 9:00 A.M.
It was inaugurated by Sri H.S. Kempanna, the Principal City Civil and Sessions Judge and Chairman, D.L.S.A, Bengaluru and was presided over by Prof. Major Seema, Principal, Maharani’s Arts, Commerce and Management College for Women, Bengaluru. Sri Radhakrishna K. Holla, Princpal Judge, Family Court, Bengaluru, was the Guest of Honour and Smt. K Sukanya, Judge, Family Court, Bengaluru was the resource person at the programme.
The students of Maharani’s Arts, Commerce and Management College and the students of Maharani’s Science College attended the L.L.P. The legal literacy programme started at 11.45 with a short skit. The skit put forward by the students of NLSIU focused on the protection of women from Domestic Violence Act. After this skit the students went on to explain The Domestic Violence Act, 2005, the rights of women under this Act and the procedure followed while filing a petition under this Act. The spectators seemed quite interested in this and put forward questions regarding the same. The L.L.P achieved its aim of sensitizing the students about domestic violence and the rights granted to women by this Act.
The first L.L.P of this year was quite a success, a good sign for all the L.L.Ps ahead.

---Lakshmi Nair