Srinagar, Oct 21: In order to build up a symphonious connection between the disputing parties, J&K and Ladakh Legal Services Authorities under the stewardship of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Chief Justice and Patron-in-Chief, J&K and Ladakh Legal Services Authorities and under the guidance of Justice Tashi Rabstan, Executive Chairman Ladakh Legal Services Authority and Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Chairman, High Court Legal Services Committee organized a Special Lok Adalat throughout the UTs of J&K and Ladakh.
This is the first Lok Adalat after Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey took over as Chief Justice of High Court of J&K and Ladakh. The idea behind organizing this Special Lok Adalat was not only to reduce the pendency but also to give solace to the litigants.
As per the information received from the districts, out of a total number of 18,658 cases taken up by 113 Benches in the day-long Special Lok Adalat at various courts across the UTs of J&K and Ladakh, 16,737 cases were disposed of and a number of Rs. 8,17,37,009/- was awarded as compensation/settlement amount in civil, criminal, labour disputes, electricity and water bill cases, land acquisition, family matters, cheque dishonour and bank recovery cases.
M K Sharma, Member Secretary, J&K and Ladakh Legal Services Authorities, expressed gratitude to all the participants including the Judicial Officers, Secretaries DLSA’s, Advocates, representatives of insurance companies and banks, staff of courts and Legal Services Institutions besides litigants for their pragmatic approach in settlement of cases in such a large number.