Legal and Judicial Help
While legal awareness is the natural starting point for legal empowerment, it has often to be followed by legal assistance in actually accessing rights. This is especially so for marginalized sections whose protracted vulnerability makes access to justice particularly difficult. Legal assistance can range from legal advice and counseling, to representation in court through litigation. MARG provides legal assistance through its network of lawyers and community justice workers in various parts of the country. MARG provides free legal assistance to the poor and the marginalized e.g. women, children, persons with disabilities, the poor. MARG’s lawyers have been providing legal counseling and in a few cases direct legal representation in courts. Legal assistance is also provided regularly through the Delhi Legal Services Authority.
The Legal Aid functions that it performs are preventive, remedial, activist and reformative. It provides assistance to people who are otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system. It aims at providing them access to justice by ensuring equality before the law, the right to counsel and the right to a fair trial. The Foundation is conscious of the fact that Legal aid is essential to guaranteeing equal access to justice for all, as provided for by Article 6.3 of the European Convention on Human Rights regarding criminal law cases.
In a short span, Atrangi Duniya has helped several needy and deprived sections of society and has been actively pursuing their causes/cases free of cost on pro bono basis in every possible forum including contesting court cases for their rights from the District Courts till Supreme Court of India. The Foundation has been well appreciated by the recipient of services from time to time.
The Foundation has the required infrastructure and is assisted by a team of experienced and competent Lawyers in all the District Courts as well as Hon’ble High Courts and Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for contesting all kind of criminal matters and has its offices in all the courts in Delhi.
The Foundation is also providing Free Legal Aid to the inmates in Central Jails which includes Legal Consultations and taking up and conducting their matters in Courts and providing them Free, effective and competent legal services.