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National Lok Adalat held on pan–India basis across UT of J&K

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SRINAGAR: Under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority, the J&K Legal Services Authority organized the 2nd National Lok Adalat of the calendar year 2023 throughout the U.T. of J&K today.

The National Lok Adalat was held under the leadership of Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh & Patron-in-Chief, J&K Legal Services Authority, Justice Tashi Rabstan, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority and also under the able guidance of Justice Sindhu Sharma, Chairperson, High Court Legal Services Committee.

In order to boost amicable settlements amongst the parties in cases like MACT, Matrimonial disputes, cheque bounce under NI Act, Money recovery, etc., pre-Lok Adalat sittings and pre-counselling sessions were organized well before the date of National Lok Adalat so that the parties may get more chances for negotiation/dialogue with the opposite parties to arrive at a consensus.

Apart from that, webinars and virtual meetings were organized to sensitize the officers of Legal Services Authorities/Committees, Panel Lawyers and PLVs about the importance of Lok Adalat as a mode for Alternate Dispute Resolution.

Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh & Patron-in-Chief, J&K Legal Services Authority was received at Baramulla by Addl. District Judge alongwith other Judicial Officers and Deputy Commissioner as well as SSP Baramulla

A Ceremonial Guard of honour was accorded to Chief Justice before the inauguration of the 2nd National Lok Adalat at the District Court Complex, Baramulla. After inaugurating the Lok Adalat the Chief Justice inspected different benches constituted to have first-hand information about the cases being taken up for disposal in the said Lok Adalat

Chief Justice on this occasion also delivered Cheques besides distributing Hearing Aids and Tricycles to the beneficiaries and urged upon the litigants to take maximum benefit of the Lok Adalat.

Thereafter, the Chief Justice also visited Court Complex Uri where SDM Uri along with Sub Judge and other officers of police and Civil Administration received the Chief Justice who inspected the progress of Lok Adalat there also. Subsequently, the Chief Justice inaugurated an awareness programme on the Topic “Lok Adalat an effective tool of ADR Mechanism” at Govt. Degree College Uri and addressed the gathering educating them about the benefits of Lok Adalat.

Likewise, Justice Tashi Rabstan, Judge, High Court of J&K and Ladakh and Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority visited District Court Complex, Bhaderwah, where he was accorded a warm welcome by Pr. District & Sessions Judge, Bhaderwah along with other judicial officers and Addl. SP Bhaderwah.