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COVID-19: JKSLSA sets up helplines to reach out people in distress as cases in Kashmir rise to 341

The helplines manned by District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) secretaries were launched across the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, a spokesperson said.

Published: 18th April 2020 10:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2020 10:44 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir State Legal Service Authority (SLSA) set up helplines on Saturday as part of its effort to reach out to people in distress during the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The helplines manned by District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) secretaries were launched across the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, a spokesperson said.

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In order to redress the grievances of labourers and daily wagers from other parts of the country stranded in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, a helpline is being managed by a committee, he said.

Another helpline to redress the grievances of people including students belonging to the UTs of J&K and Ladakh and stranded outside has been constituted.

Apart from this, a helpline to provide necessary educational guidance and e-learning for children has been constituted.

The spokesperson also said that around 630 para-legal volunteers are leaving no stone unturned in extending helping hand to the people in need.

Jammu and Kashmir has reported 341 cases of coronavirus with five fatalities.

(With inputs from ENS)

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