Experts call for promoting mediation system of justice

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SRINAGAR: On the second day of 3-day state-level intensive mediation workshop organized by the Mediation and Conciliation Committee of Mediation Centre of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at SKICC, the experts deliberated in length and breadth on the issues related to the mediation process in the country.
A total six sessions were conducted on different topics and addressed by the Resource Persons (Law Luminaries from outside the State). The law experts enlightened the local judges and lawyers on the advancements in the process of this non-conventional system of mediation for delivering speedy justices to the parties in the country and abroad.
The experts maintained that the system of this alternate justice providing system has become so popular in various countries and majority of cases are being dealt through the process of Mediation. The speakers stressed the need for promoting the mediation system and its optimum use to save the people, especially the poor people from huge expenses and time.
The first session on the topic “Philosophy of Mediation” for the judges was chaired over by Justice Mrs. Sindhu Sharma, whereas the Lawyers’ session was presided over presided over by Justice Rashid Ali Dar.
The second session on the topic “Communication” for the judges was chaired by Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Lawyers’ session was presided over by Justice Sanjeev Kumar. During the session, deliberations were held on various forms of communication, active listening, body language, importance of communication techniques and empathy with neutrality.
Two combined sessions with judges and lawyers were chaired by Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Justice Sanjeev Kumar while Justice Tashi Rabstan and Justice Alok Aradhe was also present on the occasion.