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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.

Arunachal Conference

Arunachal Conference

On August 31, 2019, the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) in collaboration with Studio Nilima organized a Seminar on Constitutional Rights of Tribes and Indigenous people of North-East India. The day long seminar, held at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh (AP), was attended by our trustees Justice (Retd.) B.P Katakey, Former Judge of the Gauhati High Court, Mr. Nilay Dutta, Advocate General of Arunachal Pradesh and Senior Advocate and Mr. Apurba Kumar Sharma, Executive Chairman of the Bar Council of India and Senior Advocate and our members Bonnya Boruah, Ankita Paul and Vedika Pareek. The panel members of the seminar were Hon’ble (Retd.) Justice B.P. Katakey, Former Judge of the Gauhati High Court; Hon’ble Mr. (Retd.) Justice B.K. Sarma, Former Judge.. Read More
ArunachalConferenceReport.pdf

Visit: Correctional Services in Telangana

Visit: Correctional Services in Telangana

Prisons, as an idea, has moved away from being torture cells to pacify the retributive character that the society and its legal system demands. In the past few decades, this change has been observed in the attitudinal conversion towards the administration of prisons, their conversion to ‘correctional homes’. The Indian state of Telanga has pioneered some exemplary prison reforms which are not only aimed for the welfare of the inmates but also the prison staff members. This holistic perspective on prison reforms has been the result of extensive pioneering leadership portrayed by Mr. Vinoy Kumar Singh, Director General of Prisons and Correctional Services. Amongst the changes brought in, the Vidhyadanam Yojna, which aims at providing secondary education to the inmates has.. Read More

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