Who Are We?
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Centre for Socio Legal Research and Aid (CSLRA) is a public charitable trust established to serve society and public at large by way of creating awareness about law and justice. Strongly driven by Gandhian Principles, CSLRA is an independent, non-political, nonaligned and non-profitable legal service, aid and advocacy organisation that aims to uphold democratic values in the society and works to accomplish liberty, equality, justice and fair play for every individual.
In a society where cultural, economic and political dimensions are rapidly transforming at a global level, CSLRA has originated at a time when promotion and protection of law and justice in the light of human as well as individual rights has occupied a very crucial space in the overall development and progress of the society. Socially, protection of humane values has primarily been considered to be the responsibility of the administration, therefore, access to law and justice for the poor or uneducated lot is often hard to accomplish.
It is against the above backdrop that the CSLRA has been formed as a responsible and knowledgeable Social Action Entity to address the deep founded problems pertaining to inaccessibility of legal aid or justice in the microscopic thread of Indian society. The trustees envision to create an organisation which can noticeably fulfil the voids in the system, related to legal framework and policy making, to promote effective governance and apt administration by giving further impetus to the core democratic values. It aims to render legal aid to empower poor people to assert their right within the framework of constitutional governance.
Currently, CSLRA operates out of a humble-cum-energetic office in Chandigarh, the capital city of the states of Haryana and Punjab. Based at a cultural hotspot of four states including Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, it is operational throughout India.