The multilingual India Legal App, which was launched on Saturday by former Chief Justice of India Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah in Bengaluru, got wide coverage in the media across languages as a large number of newspapers and news agencies covered the launch event.
While launching the app, the former CJI said it will not only cater to those seeking justice, but also help the large legal community, apart from reducing the caseload by disposing of around 70 percent new cases.
Attorney General R. Venkataramani, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta; National Law University, Delhi Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr) G.S. Bajpai; former IIM Bangalore Dean Prof Trilochan Sastry; Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association President Manoj K. Mishra; Senior Advocate and Chairman of India legal Research Foundation (ILRF) Pradeep Rai; Editor-in-Chief of APN and Managing Director of India Legal, Rajshri Rai and India Legal Editor-in-Chief Inderjit Badhwar attended the event.
The leading news agency of the country, Press Trust of India (PTI), carried the news with the headline:
ANI reported it thus:
Leading English daily Mid-Day said:
The Week said:
As per newsonline:
Justice Venkatachaliah Launches App to Provide Legal Aid
The Free Press Journal report said: New Delhi: India’s First Legal App Launched
Bangalore Mirror said: Navigate your legal path through this app
The New Indian Express said: India launches multi-lingual legal app for assistance from homes
The India Legal App launch got wide coverage in regional languages too with several dailies carrying the news. Papers in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam carried the news item. It should be said here that the app currently comes accessible in 6 languages.
It gives ease of access, as a person can have a jargon-free discussion on complex matters with lawyers.
The app is also useful in times of distress as a person sensing trouble or threat can contact a legal ‘friend’ till the time the police arrives.
Slowly, this facility will extend to even those without mobile phones. They can avail of this service through their nearest common service centres, or Jan Suvidha Kendra/Setu/e-Seva Kendra/Pragya Kendra.
Additionally, the India Legal App provides legal information and related videos to ensure users of the India Legal App are well-informed about legal matters.
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