Revisiting the Concept of Legal Aid in India – A Periodical Analysis
Volume III, Issue II, 2020
Since time immemorial, the idea of Legal Aid has been bolstered by recorded content substances wherein we have seen Empress of the antiquated Indian system Like Chandragupta Maurya and Akbar the incredible assimilate the idea of free lawful guide among their subjects during their standard.
In Kautaliya’s Arthashastra we see the relevance of Legal Aid to be a prime impetus that the ruler accommodates its subjects particularly from me in reverse class that would incorporate ladies, youngsters and senior natives who are subjects in the kingdom.
Legal Aid is only the apparatus to give no cost lawful administrations to the underestimated and abused society who can’t bear the cost of the administrations of a backer for the direction of a lawful continuing in any court, council or before a judicial power.
The preamble of the Indian Constitution secures all citizens the right which has been enshrined through the living document as social, economic and political justice. This par shall analyze the various intricacies of Legal Aid and especially the role that has been adopted by the judiciary in order to secure and provide free Legal Aid to all the citizens of India irrespective of any discrimination.
The paper also shows the evolution of the concept of Legal Aid especially in Pre independent and Post independent era. This, in turn, helps us to understand the concept better and also help us point out the loopholes of its implementation.