Legal Awareness Report

DLSA visit report on 16/03/2012

In this Awareness Camp Sh. Rajesh Kumar Goel interact with community women talk to on
“Women Issues”
‘Domestic Violence’
To prevent violence against women and to protect the rights of aggrieved women, the
legislation ‘The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005’ was passed by the
parliament.
‘Domestic Violence’ includes harms or injuries which endangers women’s health, safety, life,
limb or well being, whether mental or physical. It may also be through physical, sexual, verbal,
emotional and economic abuse.
‘Fundamental Rights’
1) Right to equality, including equality before law, prohibition of discrimination on grounds of
religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth, and equality of opportunity in matters of employment,
abolition of untouchability and abolition of titles.
2) Right to freedom which includes speech and expression, assembly, association or union,
movement, residence, and right to practice any profession or occupation (some of these rights are
subject to security of the State, friendly relations with foreign countries, public order, decency or
morality), right to life and liberty, right to education, protection in respect to conviction in
offences and protection against arrest and detention in certain cases.
3) Right against exploitation, prohibiting all forms of forced labour, child labour and traffic in
human beings;
4) Right to freedom of religion, including freedom of conscience and free profession, practice,
and propagation of religion, freedom to manage religious affairs, freedom from certain taxes and
freedom from religious instructions in certain educational institutes.
5) Cultural and Educational rights preserving Right of any section of citizens to conserve their
culture, language or script, and right of minorities to establish and administer educational
institutions of their choice; and
6) Right to constitutional remedies for enforcement of Fundamental Rights.
7) Right to information act,2005
‘Child Labour Act’& ‘Right to Education Act 2009
(a) No child below the age of 14 years shall be employed to work in any hazardous employment
(b) Childhood and youth are to be protected against exploitation and against moral and material
abandonment
(c) The State shall endeavour to provide within a period of 10 year from the commencement of
the Constitution free and compulsory education for all children until they have completed the age
of 14 years
The Right of children to Free and Compulsory Education Act. This is a historic day for the
people of India as from this day the right to education will be accorded the same legal status as
the right to life as provided by Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. Every child in the age
group of 6-14 years will be provided 8 years of elementary education in an age appropriate
classroom in the vicinity of his/her neighborhood.
All private schools shall be required to enroll children from weaker sections and disadvantaged
communities in their incoming class to the extent of 25% of their enrolment, by simple random
selection. No seats in this quota can be left vacant. These children will be treated on par with all
the other children in the school and subsidized by the State at the rate of average per learner costs
in the government schools
Facilities for the vulnerable:-
Free advocate
Free documentation
When community members want to meet in the case of any legal matter the can meet in room
no.287or contact on 01123968053, 01123950919 or Extension No. 1287
Sh. Rajesh Kumar Goel glad to know about GRC work and appreciate Novlok staff
members.

Novlok Welfare Society, Chandini Chowk