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4th National Lok Adalat held across Kashmir

National Legal Services Authority, 4th National Lok Adalat, Jammu And Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir

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Srinagar , 12 Nov 2022

In pursuance to the directions of National Legal Services Authority, the 4th National Lok Adalat was on Saturday held across all the districts of Kashmir by the respective District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs), for amicable settlement of cases of different nature.

The National Lok Adalat was held under the insightful directions and patronage of the Chief Justice, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey. The matters placed before the benches included pre-litigation, pending cases in the courts particularly Civil, Criminal Compoundable, Cheque bounce, bank matters, MACT, matrimonial, tenancy, electricity and pre-litigation matters, maintenance family disputes, civil disputes, land acquisition cases, revenue cases, traffic cases, cases under municipal act, grievances relating to women, children and disabled cases for settlement.

At Srinagar, The National Lok Adalat was held under the guidance of Justice Tashi Rabstan, Administrative Judge for District Srinagar and was inaugurated by Jawad Ahmad, Principal District & Sessions Judge, Chairman District Legal Services Authority Srinagar at District Court Complex Srinagar.

The National Lok Adalat was kick started by Jawad Ahmad by inaugurating the Services of 13 e-rickshaws. The e-rickshaws inaugurated were flagged-off by Jawad Ahmad in presence of all the judicial officers, Sajid Yehaya Naqash Regional Transport Officer Kashmir, lawyers, staff members and litigants present on spot.

Speaking on the occasion he said that the e-rickshaws would serve as last root connectivity from Batmaloo to District Court considering the difficulties faced by the people particularly, by female lawyers, female staff members and female litigants frequenting the court premises.

Chairman  DLSA  Srinagar  ensured the people  on spot  particularly females that the e-rickshaws would be available  round the clock for the benefit  of people  particularly females on minimal fare. Further, he emphasized on the fact that the e-rickshaws would be environmentally friendly and first of its kind on this route as an eco-friendly initiative.

All the courts had identified the cases beforehand for the Lok Adalat and the same were placed before 10 different benches constituted by DLSA Srinagar.  Nonetheless, a total number of 43000 matters were taken up for their amicable settlement, out of which 40639 matters were settled. 

Besides, an amount of Rs.2, 55, 00,000 was realized in total in the settlement.The settled matters included 11 MACT matters, in which an amount of Rs.39, 00,000 was awarded as compensation.The Lok Adalat was convened by Fozia Paul, Sub Judge/Secretary DLSA Srinagar. 

At Baramulla, Principal District and Sessions Judge Baramulla, Mohammad Yousuf Wani who is also Chairman District Legal Services Authority inaugurated 4th National Lok Adalat at Court Complex Baramulla.

The Lok Adalat comprised 10 benches constituted in the entire district in which 931 different cases/ matters were taken up, out of which 692 cases were settled amicably on spot. An amount of Rs 56, 21,855 was also recovered as the settlement amount.

At Budgam, the National Lok Adalat was held under the guidance of Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul, Administrative Judge for District Budgam and was inaugurated by Mohammad Ashraf Malik-Chairman District Legal Services Authority Budgam, at District Court Complex Budgam.

Each Court had identified cases for the Lok Adalat beforehand and same were placed before 07 different benches constituted by DLSA Budgam.Nonetheless, a total number of 1993 matters were taken up for their amicable settlement, out of which 1428 matters were settled. Besides, an amount of Rs. 1, 17, 02, 780 was realized in toto in the settlement.

At Shopian, the National Lok Adalat was held in the court premises of District Court Complex Shopian under the Chairmanship of Riyaz-Ul-Haq Mirza, Chairman District Legal Services Authority (Principal District & Session Judge) Shopian.

For the said National Lok Adalat, 04 Benches were constituted by the DLSA.A total of 164 cases were taken up, out of which 159 cases were settled amicably with a settlement amount Rs.71, 100.

At Kulgam, the National Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex Kulgam, under the chairmanship of Pr. District & Sessions Judge Kulgam, Mohd Ashraf Bhat (Chairman District Legal Services Authority Kulgam).

The National Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Ld. Chairman District Legal Services Authority in presence of Presiding Officer Fast Track court Kulgam, Chief judicial Magistrate Kulgam and Additional Mobile Magistrate Kulgam.

Four benches were constituted that took up 492 cases. Out of which 297 cases were amicably settled. An amount of Rs.11, 40,700 was realized in different cases.

At Kupwara, the District Legal Services Authority Kupwara today organized a National Lok Adalat across District Kupwara in which a total number of 06 benches were constituted for taking up 2374 cases of various natures.

Out of the total cases taken up before all the benches in the National Lok Adalat, 2101 cases were settled on spot by intervention of the benches and by participation of the lawyers and litigants. The settled cases included cases from MACT and Bank recovery which led to a total settlement of the amount to the tune of Rs.4840381.


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