By Nitesh Jindal, Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.
Possessing knowledge about something and practically experiencing the same are two entirely distinct things and both demand expertise in their individual capacity. Institutions, organizations, academics, etc. are some sources for gaining theoretical and practical knowledge. When it comes to law, stark realities of the hinterlands are entirely different from what is presented to us, through the written word. For example, we study in law that the ignorance of it is no excuse; the reality is that a major part of our population, especially the ones living in the aforementioned hinderlands are hardly aware about the rights and duties bestowed on them by law or about the responsibility of the State towards them. Continue reading