Prioritise disposal of old cases, cases of violence against women
SRINAGAR: Chief Justice Gita Mittal visited the District Court Complex Srinagar on Thursday where she interacted with the officials, and lawyers.
It was her first visit to the court complex at Moominabad after taking over the chief justice of J&K High Court recently.
Accompanied by Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Alok Aradhe, Justice Mittal called for prioritisation of long pending cases pending for disposal, and expediting trial in cases involving violence against women.
Justice Mittal also directed all the officers who inspect jails to ensure that the fundamental rights of the inmates of jails are protected and safeguarded and all the facilities under law are provided to them. Also to ensure that every poor litigant is provided legal assistance so that his/her case is prosecuted properly and nobody should feel marginalized. It was also impressed upon the judicial officers to accord top priority to the cases involving senior citizens.
The Chief Justice also inspected different court rooms along with Principal District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar Mohammad Akram Chowdhary.
The Chief Justice occasion assured advocates that their genuine demands shall be resolved within the constraints of infrastructure.
While interacting with women lawyers, Chief Justice complemented them for choosing legal profession as their career. “Women who visit court for their cases or justice feel comfortable while discussing their cases with the women lawyers,” she added.
The Chief Justice was accorded Guard of Honour and was welcomed by the judicial officers headed by Mohammad Akram Chowdhary, Principal District & Sessions Judge Srinagar.
She also interacted with Bar Association. She was welcomed by President Bar Association, Mian Abdul Qayoom, Vice President Mushtaq Dar and General Secretary of Kashmir Bar Association, G N Shaheen. The Bar Association assured positive and reciprocal cooperation to Bench in dispensation of justice to the needy litigants. The Chief Justice on this occasion assured the advocates that their genuine demands shall be resolved on priority.