Section 12 of Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 recognizes the need of marginalized section of the society to legal aid; awareness about their rights and assistance to them to avail the benefit of their rights under various welfare schemes. The Jail inmates, children, women whether rich or poor have been recognized as legal aid seeker irrespective of their financial position. On the same analogy, a victim/injured of accident for that moment where he requires immediate medical aid is entitled to attention and care of Legal Services Institutions, irrespective of his/her financial position. He is a man in distress; handicap for a while to help himself. A precious human life can be saved if quick intervention or medical aid is provided.
Hence, Punjab State Legal Services Authority has started an Awareness Drive regarding the Rights of Samaritans. Please click on the document for details.