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Justice Magray visits Court Complex Sopore

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Reviews court functioning, facilities; Stresses on speedy disposal of pending cases

BARAMULLA, JUNE 22: Justice Ali Mohammad Magray who is also Administrative Judge/Portfolio Judge for District Baramulla today paid a visit to the court complex Sopore where he took stock of court functioning and other infrastructural facilities available in the court.

During the visit, Justice Magray took a comprehensive review of various facilities for litigating public and lawyers. He also took a detailed review of infrastructural facilities wherein he was briefed by Additional District Judge Sopore Aijaz Ahmad Khan about the facilities available there. He briefed the Justice about the lack of accommodation of judges and demanded the construction of a multi story building to address the issue.

Speaking on the occasion, the Administrative Judge stressed for ensuring timely and inexpensive disposal of pending cases for litigating public. He also stressed for enhancing endeavours with reference to disposal of cases in line with the mandate of the law and encouraging Alternative Dispute Redressal Mechanism outside routine procedural mechanism by putting in mediation for reconciliation.

Justice Magray instructed all concerned to expedite disposal of pending cases with special emphasis on disposal of cases. He also directed for upgrading infrastructural facilities including land acquisition of 10 kanals adjacent to the court complex, sanitation work in and around the court premises, so that the justice system is strengthened for better service delivery.

“People have faith in the judiciary and the need of the hour is to put in coordinated efforts to strengthen the confidence so that justice is not only done but seen to be done,” said Justice Magray.

Meanwhile, President Bar Association Sopore submitted the memorandum to the Justice wherein they sought his special intervention for the redressal of their grievances. They demanded Bar Room, Library, Conference Hall, Lawyers Chamber, Canteen, Client Shed, ATM in court premise, Parking facility and extended other demands of vital importance.

The president also demanded that the Additional District Court be empowered as Registrar and Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum under J&K Registration Act and J&K Consumer Protection Act respectively. Moreover, the Bar also demanded empowerment of court as Anti Corruption Court and Family Court besides Additional Court of Munsiff/Sub-Registrar and Juvenile Justice Board be created at Sopore.

Justice Magray offered a patient hearing to the demands and grievances and instructed the concerned to initiate efforts towards their immediate redressal.

District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo, various officers from judiciary and civil administration and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.

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