Jammu lawyers resent new Tenancy Act
JAMMU, JULY 18: The lawyers in Jammu region are virtually on war path against the state government’s move to empower executive magistrates, including Assistant Commissioners and Tehsildars, to decide the dispute between landlords and tenants under Jammu and Kashmir (Residential and Commercial) Tenancy Act-2012.
The Bar Association Jammu is contemplating to take on the state government head-on on the issue and has already announced two-day strike from July 20. The Association will also convene a meeting of
Bar Associations of all the Districts and Muffasils in the region on July 20 to decide further course of action on the issue.
The issue pertains to the enactment and implementation of Jammu and Kashmir (Residential and Commercial) Tenancy Act-2012, which divests the Civil Courts of their powers to judiciously adjudicate the disputes arising between landlords and tenants and vest them with the Assistant Commissioners and Tehsildars across the State.
The lawyer fraternity is protesting the move on the ground that the intricate disputes inter-se the landlords and tenants involve interpretation of different laws and Acts and with the lack of the legal expertise, the revenue officers will not be able to adjudicate upon the issues subjecting the general public to sufferings.
Sources in BAJ revealed that lawyers will also decide on the future course of action against another move of the state government to divest powers of Presiding Officer Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal (MACT) and Traffic Magistrate from adjudicating of the disputes relating to claim/challans and vesting the same to the bureaucrats.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
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