Concept, Idea & Ideology
The word “LIBRA” according to greek mythology means ‘Balance in the hands of Goddess of Justice’. It thus symbolizes determination of issues without involvement of any bias or prejudice.
It has been rightly said by Victor Hugo that “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come”. Surely, the time for the idea to form an organization dedicated to pursue socio-legal equilibrium had ripened in the minds of the professionals who came together to form LIBRA INDIA – Legal Initiatives Based on Research & Advocacy in India, Pursuing Socio-Legal Equilibrium.
LIBRA INDIA is registered as a trust under the Rajasthan Public Trust Act, 1959. It is also registered under sections 12A and 80-G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Dignified human existence can be made a reality only when a proper balance is struck between the effective use of the resources and industrialization and development of the economy. It is also essential that oppression and exploitation of the weaker sections of the society viz., children, women, labourers and other under-privileged people is dealt with upfront and effective efforts are made not only to make them aware of their rights under the laws of the land but also to help them in representing their causes and problems before various forums. The different sections of society can live harmoniously and with dignity only when there is equitable distribution of resources and there is no bias in availability of such resources.
Germinated from the idea of bringing socio-legal equilibrium, the ideology of LIBRA INDIA is strongly rooted in the soils of access to justice. The society as conceived by LIBRA INDIA is not micro consisting of only humans but has a macro perspective encompassing the entire ecology enveloping the existence of life. LIBRA INDIA’s objective is to make every effort in the direction of achieving a balance in all activities that are associated with a society.
LIBRA INDIA proposes to slowly but steadily progress in achieving socio-legal equilibrium through various tools, viz. (a) affirmative action including educating people about their rights and help people assert and enforce their rights by using effective legal remedies; (b) passive action by instrumental in enactment of statutes, rules and policies affecting the society by way of research and policy advocacy; (c) positive action by taking up causes affecting the society and litigating it before appropriate forums for establishing a better and improved society.