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Oct 16, 2020
7:10PM

India hosts virtual Summit of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

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India today hosted the virtual Summit of Ministers of Justice of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO.

Addressing the Ministers of Justice from SCO Member States, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad highlighted the initiatives taken by the Indian Government for providing affordable and easy access to justice for all.

He mentioned about Pro Bono Legal Services to provide free legal aid to marginalized sections of the society.

Mr Prasad highlighted that through Tele-Law services initiated in 2017, so far over three lakh 44 thousand free legal consultations have been given to poor people through video conference. He said, during COVID19 pandemic over 25 Lakh hearings have taken place through video conference at various courts of India, out of which nine thousand virtual hearings took place at the Supreme Court alone.

As part of activities of Justice Ministers’ Forum, the Minister urged SCO Member States to promote exchange of ideas, best practices and experiences in identified areas through the platform. He also stressed on widening the spectrum of activities being undertaken in the Forum.

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