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Ensure early disposal of cases, provide timely justice: Justice Magrey

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SRINAGAR: In order to give impetus to the preparations for the next National LokAdalat to be held on Saturday, May 14,2022 across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority, today chaired a meeting with all the Chairpersons and Secretaries of District Legal Services Authorities, Secretary High Court Legal Services Committee and other judicial officers through Video Conference.

Justice Magrey impressed upon the participants that settlement of disputes in an amicable way is the hallmark of any civilization. He called upon the Secretaries DLSAs to reach out to the people in far flung areas and educate them about the benefits of settlement of disputes through Lok Adalat. He also emphasized the participants to hold meetings with all the stakeholders like insurance companies, banks, district administrations and police etc to identify the cases to be taken up in the Lok Adalat.

He further informed that for the last four decades there is much thrust on resolution of disputes through alternate means specially through Lok Adalat because Lok Adalat is seen as the most practical solution not only in solving the dispute but also to prevent further litigation between the parties.

Member Secretary, J&K Legal Service Authority, M.K. Sharma gave an overview of the performance of Legal Services Institutions across the UT of J&K in the year 2021. He apprised the Justice Magrey that in 2021 as many as 1,66,544 cases were disposed off in which an amount of Rs. 260 crores (approx. ) was settled. He further informed that this is the highest number of disposal in one year in the Lok Adalats held so far.

At the end, Justice Magrey asked the participants to ensure early disposal of the cases and directed to provide timely justice to the parties approaching the court. This would elevate the confidence of the people not only in the judiciary but in the Legal Services Institutions as well.

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