Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) conducted a legal awareness workshop for the victims of IMA depositors on July 5, 2019, at Gandhi Bhavan, Bengaluru this Friday.
Advocate and Special Public Prosecutor B.T. Venkatesh presided the workshop insisted that everyone should come forward and be united to fight for their rights. He also cautioned that the road ahead may not be an easy one but everyone should come together and seek justice as a collective group.
Venkatesh spearheads the ReachLawyer, a civil society legal empowerment program of ReachLaw, a law firm founded by him. He addressed all the queries and concerns of the depositors and assured them of his support, guidance, and help with their cause. He emphasised the need to be empathy towards others’ misfortunes and initiate action in relieving the pain and sufferings of others instead of a mere passer-by. Narrating a story of his own struggle when he came to Bengaluru for the law practice with no help or support of anyone, but with determination and empathy towards other, he made good friends and is now one of the successful lawyers in Bengaluru.
APCR Karnataka General Secretary Advocate Niyaz Ahmed collected details of the depositors. “We will create a WhatsApp group of all the victims of IMA depositors and share messages about the activities regularly”, Niyaz assured the depositors. He also made an appeal to the victims of IMA scam to come forward with all the necessary documents for initiating the legal action.
Around 20 people from different parts of Bengaluru attended the workshop. The depositors expressed their full co-operation to fight not only of their money but also thousands of other IMA victims who did not make to the workshop. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 12 2019.