All these years of existents, Pravasi Legal Cell could able to help thousands of Indians who faced injustice in India and abroad.It has been providing services to the Indian Emigrants on various important matters such as Repatriation of Mortal Remains, Free Legal Aid to Indian Emigrants, Overseas Marriages, Indians in foreign jails, Effective implementation of Indian Community Welfare Fund etc.
Also made the substantial contribution for policy formulation by submitting representationswith appropriate suggestions and recommendations to the various ministries. In addition to that PLChas brought up numerous matters to the attention of the Ministry External Affairs concerning issuesof Pravasis and could able to receive effective intervention by the ministry to solving them.
ACTIVITIES OF PRAVASI LEGAL CELL
Pro bono Legal Aid – Our Commitment to the Society
The initiating and driving force behind Pravasi Legal Cell is providing pro-bono and competent legal aid to those who cannot afford the process of getting due justice. A number of committed lawyers on our panel are ever willing to pro-vide them with free legal aid in various judicial forums and legal counseling on various matters.
Public Interest Litigation – Channeling Social Change
Bringing relevant social and legal concerns to the attention of various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India in the form of Public Interest Litigations is an important area of activity for us. Recognizing larger social causes in individual petitions and taking them up before the concerned Courts is a powerful source of social change. With every successful PIL, our commitment to social change gets strengthened further.
Training and spreading Legal Awareness – Empowering People on Legal Front
Pravasi Legal Cell is committed to spreading legal awareness among the public. Our team of trainers, in association with leading academic institutions and government and non-government organizations, conduct certified workshops and training sessions on various laws and rights of citizens like workplace safety and security, human rights, safe emigration, protection of children etc. We strongly believe that without imparting legal awareness, laws would not be efficient in protecting the citizens and helping them achieve justice.
Research and Publication – Creating and Extending Knowledge
Pravasi legal Cell has a dedicated research team of academicians and lawyers who conduct in-depth analysis of various social and legal issues. Booklets, brochures, videos, and easy to read books are published regularly on different laws and legal rights. These are made available online as well as in print.
Niyamavedi – A Platform to raise Voice for Justice
Pravasi Legal Cell conducts Niyamavedi in association with leading organizations across the country on issues requiring legal intervention. Each Niyamavedi is a platform where a panel of advocates and experts listen to the grievances of people and guide them. Any common concern conveyed during such
Niyamavedis and requiring legal intervention is brought to the attention of the concerned authorities and the judiciary.
On the Ground Legal Assistance – Empowering citizens
Common man’s experience of terror and anxiety when confronted with the legal and judicial system is also for the lack of legal awareness and unavailability of legal services. It can be truly comforting for the common man if a law practitioner could escort them to various law enforcing institutions like police stations or courts.
Pravasi Legal Cell has a dedicated team who makes sure the availability of pro bono legal service in deserving cases so that no innocent person is harassed and framed.
Repatriation of Mortal Remains – Caring Hands for the Grieving Minds
Death of a dear one can be unsettling for anyone. It is all the more painful and worrisome if it happens away from one’s home state. Along with all the medical and legal complexities involved in repatriation comes immense financial burden as well.
The team of Pravasi Legal Cell is committed to providing every little care and assistance that the grieving minds require in their helpless moments of agony during international repatriation or domestic transportation of mortal remains.