Anushka Misra from Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Hyderabad, who is currently pursuing her BA.LLB and is in her second year. She along with the SLS legal aid cell has taken up the responsibility of taking forward this access to justice campaign in Hyderabad.
Here is Anushka's take on the importance of mediation in Access to Justice,
"My introduction to mediation took place for the first time in the Hong Kong airport, when I had accidentally missed my flight back to my hometown on a New Years Eve to be exact 31st December, 2016. There I met a learned Mediator from Hyderabad who took me in a long walk of the Mediation world. That one day crash course of mediation that I had received is one of the reasons that today I believe that a day must come where "Mediation will be the means and Justice will be the end" and "Mediation will serve Justice in Golden Platters at the door steps of society. When I came back Mediation struck me a lot and I had the determination of taking this field up but when I actually started suggesting people about it I got to know that about 90% of the people are not aware of it. When I went to explain people in dispute how mediation work replies actually came up- Broker ho kya? Accha match-maker ho kya? Fixer ho Kya. Finally I had a question - If Mediation has so many facilities then why are people not using mediation or why do they fail to trust it? To find its answer I started networking with mediators, I Interned under WB State Legal Service Authority in mediation at the ADR Center, Alipore Judges Court, later I worked as a young MCIA and Volunteered in a few ICC Conferences. After all this I somehow feel that its only when people see how mediation works that people will start believing in it. What we need now is to show the citizen their seat of power and transparency of the process. Action always speaks more than words."
Her plan of action for the event: A 7 day's drive on Mediation awareness will be conducted in the Hyderabad city with the help and support of Legal Aid Cell of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. A massive scale flash mob and Skit in major areas of Hyderabad to attract the crowd