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Manisha Motivated By Justice For Her Late Father

“I believe that people should be provided with justice and not deprived of justice. As we know ‘Justice delayed, is Justice denied’,” Ms Devi said.
26 Sep 2020 14:34
Manisha Motivated By Justice For Her Late Father
From left: Elder brother Divneel Naidu, Manisha Devi and Mother Kamal Kanta during the admission to the bar ceremony on September 25, 2020. Photo: Shreeya Verma.

Manisha Devi became a lawyer, motivated by a desire for justice for her late dad.

Ms Devi lost her father in 2014 at the age of 16. She said her father was murdered, after which she put aside her dream of becoming a nurse and set on a journey to practise law. She also said two men were convicted of his murder.

“His death was a shock to me and my family. He was the only breadwinner in the family, which made it difficult for my family to survive,” she said.

“He always told me that education is really important and despite whatever happens in life and the circumstances I had to be focused.”

The 23-year-old from Nawaicoba Village in Nadi, recently completed her Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) at the University of Fiji.

Yesterday she was the first from her family to get admitted to the bar.

“I believe that people should be provided with justice and not deprived of justice. As we know ‘Justice delayed, is Justice denied’,” Ms Devi said.

Her mother, Kamal Kanta said her dream to see her daughter achieve her law admission goals, had become a reality.

“We had a lot of challenges after my husband died yet Manisha kept this family strong and I thank God for helping my daughter pursue her dreams,” she said.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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