Judicial Academy holds training on Land Laws

Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy Sunday organised daylong training programme on ‘Land Laws and Bar of Jurisdiction of Civil Courts’, for Sub-Judges of Kashmir Province.

According ot a statement Nisar Hussain Gilani, retired assistant commissioner revenue and Mushtaq Ahmad Maqdoomi, advocate were the resource persons in the training programme.

Nisar Hussain Gilani spoke on the historical perspective and development of land laws in J&K. While giving the historical account of the implementation of modern settlement operations in the state, Gilani recalled the contribution of Sir Walter Lawrence during Maharaja’s regime. He said that work done by Lawrence is unparallel and even today with modern tools, is difficult to replicate.

Mushtaq Ahmad Maqdoomi spoke on the topic of jurisdictional aspects in the suits coming up before the civil courts pertaining to land matters. He deliberated upon various provisions of different legislations concerning bar of jurisdiction of the civil courts and told that bar of jurisdiction cannot be readily inferred. Only in those matters where revenue officers are specifically empowered to exercise powers and functions, jurisdiction of civil court would be barred.

Rajeev Gupta, Director, State Judicial Academy conducted the proceedings in the training programme and at the end of the programme thanked the resource persons and the participating judicial officers for useful interactions and deliberations.