Jammu: As a part of the calendar of activities for the year 2023 prepared by J&K Legal Services Authority, a Special Lok Adalat was organized throughout J&K, on Saturday under the dynamic leadership Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh & Patron-in-Chief, J&K Legal Services Authority and under the able guidance of Justice Tashi Rabstan, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority as well as Justice Sindhu Sharma, Chairperson, High Court Legal Services Committee.
The focus for Saturday’s LokAdalat was on amicable settlement of Matrimonial disputes amongst the parties and to finally dispose of their cases on the basis of consensus arrived at between them to ensure immediate respite not only to the parties but also to their family members from the evils of litigation leading to unrest in the family.
As per the information received from various districts of J&K, a total of 669 cases involving matrimonial disputes were taken up by 65Benches in the day long Special LokAdalat organized at various courts across the J&K, out of which 224 Cases were settled and finally disposed of, besides an amount of Rs. 51,10,500/- was awarded as compensation/settlement amount.
Member Secretary, J&K Legal Services Authority, Amit Kumar Gupta, while talking to media persons informed that this was the first Special LokAdalat of Matrimonial cases in the current calendar yearand as per the schedule of activities prepared for the current calendar year, the next Special LokAdalat shall be conducted on Saturday, April 15, 2023, focusing on quick settlement of Motor Accident Claimcases (MACT Cases)pending disposal in various courts of the U.T of J&K.
He also exhorted the advocates in general and the claimants in particular to take maximum benefit of the Special LokAdalats which are being organized by the J&K Legal Services Authority under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority. Gupta appreciated the efforts of all the Judicial Officers, Secretaries DLSA’s, Advocates, staff of the district and tehsil courts as well as Legal Services Institutions besides litigants for their whole hearted participation in the LokAdalat and settlement of cases in such a large number.
He also highlighted the role of Para Legal Volunteers and the media, both print and electronic in creating and spreading awareness amongst masses about the initiatives of Legal Services Authority and about welfare schemes launched by the Govt. and Legal Services Authority.
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