High Court Judge, Justice Ali Muhammad Magray on Thursday asked the judicial officers to take up the 10 to 15-year-old cases on weekly basis for expediting their disposal, an official spokesman said.
He said this during a meeting of judicial officers to review the status of old cases in different courts of Kashmir division.
The meeting was attended by Principal District & Sessions Judge Abdul Rashid Malik and other judicial officers at Court Complex Mominabad here.
During the meeting, Justice Magray emphasized to expedite the disposal of cases according to their merit so that the litigants feel relieved besides making judiciary more efficient and trustworthy.
He reiterated the role of courts in ensuring speedy justice to the litigants who approach courts for relief.
“It is our constitutional and moral duty to ensure speedy justice. The main aim of the trail is to provide a sense of closure for the victims. The judicial system is meant to award justice to the litigants without delay,” he told judicial officers.
Earlier, J&K High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) Srinagar members welcomed Justice Magray and thanked him for his pro-active approach in building infrastructure for the welfare of lawyers, litigants and judicial officers.
The Bar association delegation led by its acting President Advocate Aijaz Bedar, Advocate Abdul Aziz Teli, Advocate G N Shaheen and others demanded additional facilities for smooth conduct of their work besides ensuring assisting courts efficiently in delivering justice.
While appreciating their importance in justice delivery system, Justice Magray assured that more facilities in the form of additional chambers, book shop, huts/canopies will be set up in the court for the welfare of lawyers and litigants.
Justice Magray had a tour of the court complex along with officials of PDD and R&B for on spot inspection of various works ongoing works.
He impressed upon the executing agencies to complete all the projects within timeframe besides beautification of landscape.
Justice Magray asked the concerned officials to further strengthen the heating system at earliest for the welfare of litigants and lawyers.
Earlier Principal District and Sessions Judge Abdul Rashid Malik briefed Justice Magray about the steps taken for early redressal of old cases. He also gave overall overview of ongoing developmental activities in the court.