Significance of Legal Literacy in Development of India

  • Neelam
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  • Neelam

    Assistant Professor at CRSU, Jind, India

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Legal literacy is a key to personal growth and independence. The people of India, the world's largest democracy, are increasingly in need of education about their rights so that they can act in accordance with the letter of the law. Most people associate "legal literacy" with a basic understanding of the law. The goal of this article is to document the initial effort towards understanding the law, which has the potential to improve people's lives and make our country a global superpower. With the passage of time, knowing one's legal rights has become more important than knowing one's civil or political rights. For a man to reach his educational goals, a solid grounding in the law is essential. The goal of teaching people their legal rights and how to assert themselves against abuses is so that they can lead more respectable lives. The value of knowing the law is something that can be seen from a young age all the way into retirement. The government and the judiciary, recognising the public's rising need to understand the law, have launched a number of programmes to do just that. The Legal Services Act of 1987 achieved significant success by enacting a number of important, broad measures in the public interest. Under the auspices of the Legal Service Authority Act, NALSA has proven to be an effective tool in raising public knowledge. Indisputable progress has been made towards increasing legal literacy, but there is still a long way to go before we see the desired results. This calls for a redoubling of efforts to refine existing methods of awareness in ways that are both less complicated and more nuanced. Because "united we stands, divided we fall," a new foundation of social philosophy is necessary. When everyone bands together to fight evil, then any criminal act is acceptable. And for this to happen, there needs to be an investment on both ends, from both the people doing the teaching and the people doing the learning.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 11 - 23


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