Legal Aid Support

Legal Aid Support

Legal aid support to victims of social and economic issues is one of the Hindrise Social Welfare Foundation's core working areas. In our country, underprivileged people residing in marginalized regions of societies find it difficult to get access to justice. In most of the cases, people belonging to poverty-stricken areas don't hold enough courage in their heart to take the help of court and call for legal assistance as well.

Hindrise Social Welfare Foundation has several associate lawyers across the nation to render assistance on legal grounds. Till now, we have helped many underprivileged lives in winning the sensitive legal battles, and we are planning to help more poverty-stricken families in the future course of time.

What is Legal Aid? 

In India, the National Legal Services Authority, together with State Legal Services Authorities, conduct the legal aid programs. Along with framing well-structured policies regarding legal aid support, these agencies abide by the law to increase the awareness about legal aspects and boost the legal literacy by conducting awareness camps with the support of NGOs and local bodies. They are also responsible for organizing People's Tribunal or Lok Adalat in order to encourage the dispute settlement via conciliation, arbitration, and out-of-court negotiations.

The central government renders funds to the National Legal Services Authority in order to run these legal aid programs. Money gets disbursed to the state authorities, along with their numerous agencies every year. The disbursement of the National Authority's rose from Rs 17 crore to Rs 110 crore. In the session 2009-10, the disbursement amount was Rs 17 crore, while in the session 2016-17, it became Rs 110 crore.

All members of SCs and STs, children, women, industrial workers, victims of natural disasters and human trafficking, mentally unhealthy or disabled ones, and people living under reduced circumstances must get the benefits through free legal aid support.

Even though complaints of domestic violence are too common in semi-urban areas or rural areas and women have to face the ruthlessness shown by the men in male-dominating society, women from backward societies face difficulties in getting lawyers on board and if they get the lawyers, winning the battle against all the odds becomes a notable challenge for them.

Disheartening Statistics that Demands Attention

  • The 'Crime in India 2018' report via NCRB (Expanded as National Crime Reports Bureau) revealed that in the year 2017, the number of rape cases recorded was 32,599, and in the year 2018, it rose to 33,356.
  • As per the 'Crime in India 2018' report, 88.7% of the cases reached the court but stuck in the web of the pending trial.
  • According to NCRB data, on average, 67 women got raped per day throughout the nation between 2001 and 2017.
  • From the year 2001 to 2017, there is an increase in the rape cases around 103 percent.
  • Only 27.2% is the conviction rate for rape cases.
  • Since more than 68% of India's population resides in India's rural regions, the need of the hour is to engage with domestic violence taking place in village areas. Women residing in rural areas encounter more spousal violence as compared to those women living in urban areas.
  • The most common form of spousal violence is physical violence.
  • As per one of the surveys, 27% of women have undergone physical violence since the age of 15 in India.
  • Every third woman in India faces sexual, physical violence at home.
  • Sadly, India is one of the 36 countries wherein marital rape is not considered a criminal offence. In India, around 80% of children less than 14 years of age involved in child labor are based in rural regions.
  • Around 152 million children all over the world are working as child laborers, out of which 7.3% of this entire figure belongs to India.
  • Only 25% of child labor cases reach a conviction.

Hindrise Foundation is making Justice a Reality for the Underprivileged Ones

Hindrise Social Welfare Foundation is devoted to the cause of safeguarding the interest of the public, spreading legal education, and taking up the purposes of general public concern for legal redressal. Furthermore, our organization for social welfare in India is assisting the poverty-stricken, justice-deprived, helpless, and disabled individuals by protecting their rights along with generating awareness among people about various issues.

The legal aid support functions operated by Hindrise Social Welfare Foundation are preventive, activist, remedial, as well as reformative. Our organization is continually available to render assistance to those less privileged individuals who can't afford legal representation and access to the judiciary system on their own. We believe that the right to a fair trial is essential for one and all. As a humanitarian foundation, we are doing our bit to ensure that the roots of child labor, domestic violence, and other social evils would get eradicated from the Indian soil by making people aware of their legal rights and powers.

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