He said a number of legislations meant to take care of women and other weaker sections had been enacted in the country. "Their provisions should be imbibed by people for whom the laws are meant and it is the duty of lawyers and students to generate awareness among them about the laws," he said.

Justice Mukopadhya was speaking after rolling out legal awareness program for college students and declaring open ‘Village Legal Care and Support Centres' of Union Territory of Puducherry Legal Services Authority.

Noting that atrocities against women were taking place in the country, he said a legislation to prevent domestic violence had been enforced, which is a penal law.

Relief could also be given under the act to affected women and awareness should be created among suffering women to assert their rights and get relief.

He also said workers in the unorganized sector should be taken care of by framing specific schemes in consonance with the labor legislation enforced in 2008. "No scheme is however framed under the Act to give benefits to the unorganized laborers" he said.

Relief should go to poor laborers engaged in various sectors, including farming, infrastructure development and construction activities, he said.
Mukhopadhaya stressed the need to ensure legal aid to the poor and the marginalized sections in society.

Chief Justice of Madras High Court Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and patron in chief of Legal Services Authority launched the District Legal Services Authority for Karaikal region and legal service news program of Doordarshan Kendra.

He referred to the role played by the Authority to enable people get relief through early resolution of grievances to make people's lives better.

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