Community Mobile Legal Clinic (CMLC)

 

Community Mobile Legal Clinic (CMLC)

CMLC conducted in Kavrepalanchowk


FNB Nepal has projected to conduct 90 Community Mobile Legal Clinic (CMLC) in eight districts of Nepal to provide legal assistance to earthquake victims. The clinic aimed to support earthquake victims with the collaboration of lawyers in drafting of legal documents to acquire missing certificates and documents. In addition to this, they were provided with the information about legal procedure to receive government grant to start reconstruction of their house. CMLC was conducted in seven wards of Kavrepalnachowk. On 14th June 2018, CMLC was conducted in Banepa 5 which involved 68 participants. Most of the people had problems regarding receiving grant as their name had not been listed in the beneficiary list. Lawyers provided legal procedure to claim the grant right provided by the government along with consultations to other legal complexities as put forward by the participants. CMLC was conducted in Chandeshwori ward no. 5 Banepa in 28th June where there was presence of 110 participants. In that locality people were facing problem in receiving second instalment as they were unknown about the procedure. Similarly, some have question on the legal procedure to acquire tenant right where lawyers provided legal consultation to those problem. CMLC was conducted at Banepa, Salle ward no. 11 and Sinagal ward no. 11 on 16th and 24th August 2018 where 42 and 54 participants were present respectively. They were provided with the information regarding procedure of obtaining second instalment and subsidize loan provided by government at 2% interest which supported them to start reconstruction of their house. In the clinic they were provided with legal procedure to enlist the name of earthquake victim in beneficiary list. They had presented the problems relating to partition and land dispute, in which lawyers provided counselling to them.


CMLC conducted in Kathmandu

In 11 June 2018 CMLC was conducted in Sankharapur-9 Kathmandu where there was presence of 35 participants who were provided with legal counselling regarding different queries specially in receiving grant amount. Most of them had quarries on provision for squatter (landless person) where lawyer informed them about the provision of government to provide additional amount to those people.


CMLC conducted in Gorkha


In Gorkha, total three CMLC were conducted in different wards. Firstly, CMLC was conducted in Palungtar municipality ward no. 4 on 8th June with 67 participants. Most of the people had problems in receiving grant amount and second instalment as they were unknown about legal provision. As people were enthusiastic to know about the provision relating to domestic violence they were provided with the information about prevailing laws relating to domestic violence. Likewise, they were provided with the legal provision regarding property right of child in case of separation of his/her parents after divorce. Similarly, people were provided with the information and procedure about borrowing loan from collective guarantee in low interest rate. FNB had conducted CMLC in Gorkha, Palungtar municipality ward no. 5 and 6 on 23rd August where 174 participants were present. They were provided with the information about property right of baby born from child marriage, procedure of birth registration, property right of women after getting divorce with her husband, polygamy and its punishment, procedure to enlist the name of earthquake victim in beneficiary list.


CMLC conducted in Solukhumbu


FNB had conducted CMLC in Solukhumbu, Dudhkunda Municipality ward no. 3,5,6,7 and 11 from 9th to 11th August to provide legal counselling to earthquake victims where there were presence of 897 participants (538 male 359 female). Most of the people have questions about the process of receiving grant for reconstruction as their name was not listed as beneficiary list. In addition to this, they missed to file complaint too due to which they were in dilemma that how to mentioned their name in beneficiary list. Some of them have confusion regarding construction of house with the grant amount in another ward. In this instance, people's confusions and questions were solved by the practitioner lawyers by providing information about the procedure to enlist the name of earthquake victims in beneficiary list as prescribed by the prevailing law. Two CMLC were conducted at Chautara Sanghachowkgadhi, ward number 1 and 6, Sindhupalchowk on 8th and 9th September respectively to total of 303 participants (158 male 145 female). The participants were provided with the information on legal provisions and sanction in case of polygamy, child marriage as prescribed by newly implemented Criminal and Civil Code 2074. Similarly, they were provided with the process to enlist the name in beneficiary list to receive government grant. Legal solution was provided to the people in relation to partition of property.