Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association has come forward in coordinating rescue and relief efforts to help
Relief efforts by Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association
In this dire situation, the Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association had shown a spirited effort of coordination and good intent to work side by side with other rescue services in helping flood victims. They have mainly concentrated their efforts in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. The senior lawyers and their junior counterparts have worked hand-in-hand in maintaining the rescue effort. A crisis management and collection centre was set up where they were collecting the necessary food items, medicines, baby foods, clothes, sanitary products, blankets and bed sheets according to the requirements of the 50 camps set up to accommodate flood victims of the
The Centre set up by Advocates’ Association on Friday, August 17, 2018 has been working non-stop the last five days. The collected materials are being transferred to the different campsites by the lawyers in their private vehicles. The Association lawyers had also managed to rescue stranded victims from the affected Moolampally area to safety. The young lawyers were working all hours on Saturday and Sunday to help in the relief efforts. They also managed to unload two truckloads of drinking water and distribute them to the victims at the campsites. Besides food, medicines, clothes and drinking water the Association had supplied phenyl, cleaning solutions to people whose houses were affected by mud and slurry after the flood water has receded.
Association President Advocate V Ramkumar Nambiar has declared in the Association meeting that beside necessary collectable items for flood relief they have also managed to collect cash of about 6,000,000 rupees which they will also donate for Kerala flood relief efforts. Secretary of the Association, Advocate Saiby Jose Kidangoor suggested that with the receding flood water the Association should now start focussing their efforts in helping in the rehabilitation of the victims which was also seconded by others.
Support from Judiciary
The judges of the Kerala High Court also supported the Association’s efforts in Kerala flood relief by constantly encouraging the members and interacting with the relief workers. Justice Devan Ramachandran was quite impressed with the Association’s efforts and stated, “this is the true face of our profession” in his write-up in Live Law. Justices Raja Vijayaraghavan and A K Jayasankaran Nambiar reached Munambam relief camp on August 19th to distribute relief materials to the victims.
Legal professionals to
the common man: Kerala flood victims
Legal stalwarts from all over the country have stepped up to help Kerala flood victims besides the local and state Bar Associations. Attorney General of India,
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