Brief Study on the Concept of Free Legal Aid and its Challenges in India

  • Oliva Chakraborty
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  • Oliva Chakraborty

    Student at KIIT-School of Law, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India

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Free legal aid is a legal service that is provided free of cost or sometimes at a lower cost to the needy and underprivileged sections of society who cannot afford to hire a lawyer to fight their cases. Free legal aid ensures that everyone gets justice and no one is deprived of justice due to insufficiency of funds. The right to free legal aid is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution. Even Article 39A of the Constitution mentions the Right to equal justice and free legal aid which was inserted by the forty-second amendment of the constitution. It tells us that everyone has the right to seek justice if their right has been violated and if they don’t have the resources to fight for their rights the state shall provide free legal aid to them. This paper analyzes the concept of free legal aid and its applicability in India. It also discusses whether it is accessible to everyone in real or not.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 3396 - 3404


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