SRINAGAR: The Ist National Lok Adalats were held on Saturday across all districts of Kashmir, by the respective District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs), for amicable settlement of cases of different nature.
The matters placed before the benches included 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.
In Srinagar, the 1st National Lok Adalat was organized by District Legal Services Authority Srinagar under the directions of NALSA, J&K LSA and was inaugurated by Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, ( Executive Chairman J & K Legal Services Authority & Member NALSA) Judge High Court of J&K and Ladakh.
The said National Lok Adalat was organized under the Chairmanship of Javad Ahmad, Chairman District legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Srinagar.
A total of Nine (9) Benches were constituted for settlement in National Lok Adalat
On the occasion, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Judge High Court of J&K and Ladakh said that Alternate Dispute Resolution system is one of the effective modes of disposal of cases and litigants should avail and participate in Lok Adalats as and when conducted by the courts. In Lok Adalat both the parties go home happily and both parties have a win win situation.
In Budgam, the 1st National Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Mohammad Ashraf Malik-Chairman District Legal Services Authority Budgam at District Court Complex, here. The proactive arrangements were put in place and each Court had identified cases for the Lok Adalat beforehand and same were placed before eight (8) different benches constituted by DLSA Budgam for settlement in National Lok Adalat. A total number of 10,000 pre litigation matters were taken up amongst which 9820 were settled. Moreover, an amount of Rs. 2.70 crores has been realized in pre-litigation matters.
In Baramulla, the District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) Baramulla today organized National Lok Adalat at District Court Complex, Baramulla under the supervision of Principal District & Sessions Judge Baramulla Mohammad Yousuf Wani.
On the occasion, 12 benches were formed across the district during which 2760 cases of different natures were taken up, out of which more than 1800 cases were settled amicably on spot.
About 1 Crore rupees was also realized as the settlement amount for the said cases.
In Ganderbal, the District Legal Services Authority, Ganderbal under the Chairmanship of Chairperson District Legal Services Authority, Ganderbal, Shazia Tabasum and under the guidance of Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Ganderbal, Tabasum today organized a National Lok-Adalat at Ganderbal.
Four (4) benches were constituted for the amicable settlement of cases, three at District Court Ganderbal and One at Munsiff Court Kangan.
Overall 700 cases were taken up for settlement, out of which 370 cases were amicably settled/ compromised and on spot Rs.103630 was recovered as fine for violations of different statutes. Rs. 31,13,871 was awarded in MACT cases, NI Act cases, Bank recovery and other cases.
In Pulwama, a National Lok Adalat was organized in District Court Complex Pulwama under the chairmanship of Ab. Rashid Malik Chairman District Legal Service Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Pulwama, who also inaugurated the National Lok Adalat in presence of all judicial officers and bar members.
A total of nine (9) benches were constituted out of which four benches were constituted for holding of National Lok Adalat at District headquarters and three benches at Tehsil Levels of the District Pulwama.
In Shopian, a National Lok Adalat was today organized in District Court Complex Shopian with the efforts of Secretary/Sub-Judge, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Shopian, Feroz Ahmad Khan.
Four (04) benches were constituted out of which 03 benches were constituted for holding of National Lok Adalat at District Headquarters & one bench at Tehsil office Shopian.
162 cases of different nature were taken up before these 04 benches out of which 141 cases were amicably settled and an amount of Rs.1962257/- was realized.
In Bandipora, A special Lok Adalat was held at District Court Complex, Bandipora on Saturday by District Legal Services Authority Bandipora under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Mohammad Ibrahim Wani.
On the occasion, a total of Four (4) benches were constituted for taking up cases of different nature and a total of 1073 cases of different nature were taken up for settlement, of which 952 cases were settled amicably. A settlement amount of Rs 46.84 lac was realized as settlement amount at the spot.
Moreover, different benefits were distributed by ARTO and CMO on the spot while disposing of other public utility matters which were long pending before their office.