2 Visits to Yerwada Central Prison under Prison Advocacy Program: Students of SLS Pune visited the Yerwada Central Prison two times under the Prison Advocacy Program
Visit 1: 13/01/2018
41 inmates were interview by Kshitij Asthana, Vasu Jain, Nishin Shrikhande, Navya Agnihotri, Saniya Shinde, Salil Joshi, Himani Sabharwal.
Visit 2: 27/01/2018
14 inmates were interview by shitij Asthana, Vasu Jain, Chetan Garg, Anuttam, Mayank Takawane, Navya Agnihotri, Saniya Shinde, Salil Joshi, Himani Sabharwa.
Date: 28 January 2018
Pune District Legal Services Authority (PDLSA) held the Maha Yojana Shibir (Mega Scheme Camp) for providing information, availability of scheme application, issuing necessary documents and submission of applications to respective departments of the Govt of Maharashtra as well as the different departments of the Central Govt . SLSP students assisted PDLSA in this activity.
Participants: 4 students, 1 faculty, 1 attendant
1. Prison Advocacy Program:
Students of SLS Pune visited the Yerwada Central Prison under the Prison Advocacy Program on 10th february 2018 and intervied 42 candidates.
Students visiting male prison:
Vasu Jain, Chetan Garg, Kshitij Asthan, Anuttam, Mayank Takawane
Students visiting female prison:
Rashi Mehta, Saniya Shinde, Salil Joshi, Himani Sabharwal
2. National Lok Adalat (10th Feb 2018)
Under the guidance of Prof. Shirish Kulkarni & Prof. Chaitraly Deshmukh 30 students from the 1st and 2nd Year of 3 Year LL. B course and 20 students from the diploma programme of Arbitration visited and volunteered at the National Lok Adalat held by Pune District legal Services Authority on the 10th of February, 2018. Students had a n interactive session with few judges and began their work. They helped set up and man 3 desks in the premises and assisted people with finding courtrooms, etc. Students took turns and visited the courtrooms to observe the proceedings as well. The students also had a very good interactive session with the Hon. Principal District Judge Mr. Shriram Modak as well as the Secretary of the Pune District Legal Services Authority Mr. Pradeep Asthurkar.
Prison Advocacy Program:
The following students visited Yerwada Central Jail under the Prison Advocacy Programme on 10th March 2018 and interviewed the inmates:
Polish Students visit to Legal Aid Clinic:
Students from University of Gdansk, Poland visited the Legal Aid clinic of SLSP on 28th march, 2018 to understand its functioning and the work done here. This visit was coordinated by Prof. Shirish Kulkarni and students of the CLCC
1. National Lok Adalat:
On 14 July, 2018, the students of 1st year LLB (3 year law course) visited Lok Adalat the Pune District and Sessions Court from 9.00 am on wards.
2. Jail inmates health check up:
SLSP in collaboration with SCOPE condycted a health check up for the inmates at Yerwada Central jail on 14th July, 2018. Student volunteers from SLSP assisted doctors to during the day. The health check up 157 inmates was completed on that day.
The students of 5th year BA/BBA LLb Hons and 3rd year LLB vitied and volunteered at the National Lok Adalat held on 8th September 2018. A briefing was conducted for the student by Mr. Sudhir Kale (chairman of Permanent Lok Adalat and former judge of district court) and Adv. Rishikesh Ganu . Three help desks were set up by the students of SLS, Pune in the court premises to help people find the respective chambers allotted to them. Students also observed court proceedings.
Students of First Year LLB visited SOFOSH (Society of Friends of Sassoon Hospital) on 23rd January 2019. During visit Ms. Sharmila, a senior administrator had discussed various
provisions of CARA guidelines issued under The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2017. With that she also discussed with students practical difficulties they are facing at the time of implementing the CARA guidelines. After the presentation of Ms.
Sharmila, Prof. Yogesh Dharangutti had given a comparative analysis of the provisions of Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act 1956 and CARA. Students also got the chance to have a look on various documents made for the purpose of adoption for admission of children in SOFOSH.
Students of BA/BBA LLB and LLB 3 years programme visited the PDLSA (Pune District Legal Services Authority Office and observed court proceedings of the Permanent Lok Adalat on 2nd, 4th and 11th February 2019.
Students of 2nd year BA/BBA LLB Hons programme visited SOFOSH on 11th march 2019. A brief session was conducted for them about adoption, CARA Guidelins and HAMA Guidelines. They could also witness the adoption of a baby girl on that day.
Students of Diploma in Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternate Dispute Resolution were taken to visit and observe the court proceedings during the Permanent Lok Adalat held on 17th March 2019.
A Participatory Training Programme on Legal and Financial Literacy was conducted in collaboration with ANK- I on 30th April 2019 at asturba Hall, Agakhan Palace, Viman Nagar, Pune. Sessions were conducted for underprivileged women on the following topics:
On 30th May 2019, SLS P team under CLCC, conducted training sessions at Kasturba Hall, Agakhan Palace on Women Empowerment in association with Astha No Kai ( ANK).
Dr. Shashikala Guppur, Director, SLS Pune conducted interactive session on Gender Justice for 1.5 Hours. Prof. Sunishta Moghe conducted session on POSCO, 2014 for one hour and Adv. Latika Salgaonkar on various women related legislation for one hour.
Symbiosis Legal Aid clinic at Sus Gaon was inaugurated on 15th June 2019. This event was conducted in collaboration with Symbiosis Community Outreach Programme and Extension (SCOPE) and Sus Gram Panchayat. The inauguration was followed by a legal awareness programme for the villagers.
A grand Legal Awareness programme was conducted by the students and faculty memebers of SLS Pune on 28th August 2019. Under this programme teams of students and faculty mebers visited 15 different rural schools in Vadgaon Maval area and conducted gender sensitisation and legal awareness programs.
The students of 5th year BA/BBA LLB Hons course volunteered as panel members at the Lok Adalat held by the PDLSA on 14th Sept 2019
Students of 5th year BA/BBA LLb Hons and 3rd LLB attended the proceeding of a special Lok Adalat conducted on 2nd October 2019 on the occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Students got to observe court proceedings and see how disputes are resolved through Lok Adalat.
The Students and Faculty members of Symbiosis Law School Pune participated in the National Lok Adalat held on 14th Dec 2019 by the Pune District legal Services Authority. The faculty members, Dr. Atmaram Shelke, Dr. Girish Abhyankar, Dr. Santosh Aghav, Dr. Ashish Deshpande, Prof.Shirish Kulkarni, Prof. Abhijeet Vasmatkar, Prof. Raj Varma, Prof Aditi Mane, Prof. Ashutosh Panchbhai and Prof. Chaitraly Deshmukh aided the District Legal Services Authority as panellists in providing access to justice. The panel of a Lok Adalat consists of a sitting or a retired judge, a lawyer and a social activist, the Hon?"ble Member Secretary, Mr. Chetan Bhagwat and other associates of the District Legal Services Authority assigned the faculties their respective panel numbers based on the area of their specialisation. Students of SLS, Pune manned the Symbiosis Help Desk for the National Lok Adalat
Consultation was conducted with client Mr. SC regarding his property (land) case on 18th and 25th January 2020. Adv. Sangramjit Chavan of CLCC, SLS Pune is handling the case for the Sus Gaon Legal Aid Clinic
Two students along with faculty members of SLS Pune visited Sus village and the legal clinic in Sus village on 1st Feb 2020 to undertake on going legal aid activities.
Two students along with Prof. Pallavi Pathare visited the Yerwada Female prison on 1st Feb 2020 to undertake on going legal aid activities.
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