Over 3300 cases settled during Lok Adalats across Kashmir

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Srinagar

District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs), on Saturday, organized series of National Lok Adalats in District Court Complexes at all the district headquarters across Kashmir region in over 330 cases were settled.

Lok Adalats in Srinagar

In this regard District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Srinagar, today organized a National Lok Adalat here at District Court Complex Momin Abad, Batamaloo in which hundreds of people participated for amicable settlement of their cases.

A total number of 1843 Cases were taken up for their amicable settlement out of which 1458 Cases were settled. Besides, Rs. 21865000 was awarded as compensation by MACT Srinagar and Rs 8185500 has been collected as settlement amount by different courts. Fine of Rs, 518500 has also been collected during the program.

National Lok Adalat was formally inaugurated by Principal District and Session Judge, Abdul Rashid Malik who is also the chairman of DLSA.

“National Lok Adalat is held throughout the country after every three months with the purpose of easing access to justice for the common people through amicable consensual settlement without wasting of time in prolonged litigation,” Malik said.

Secretary DLSA, Adnan Saeed informed that a total of nine benches were constituted in Srinagar for amicable settlement of numerous cases out of which eight benches were held at District Court Complex Momin Abad, Batamaloo and one bench was held at Pantha Chowk.

Bench No.1 comprised of Principal District and Sessions Judge Srinagar Abdul Rashid Malik and Suresh Chanderkatal Presiding Officer MACT Court Srinagar.

Bench No.2 comprised of Additional District and Session Judge Srinagar Sanjay Parihar and 2nd Additional Munsiff Muneer Ahmed.

Bench No. 3 comprised of Additional District and Session Judge Bank Cases Srinagar Balbir Lal and Bisma Khan Advocate (Retainer lawyer).

Bench No.4 comprised of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Gowhar Majeed Dalal and Sub Registrar Srinagar Fariqa Nazir.

Bench No.5 comprised of Sub-Judge, Forest Magistrate Srinagar Manoj Parihar and 1st Additional Munsiff Srinagar Tabraiz Ahmad.

Bench No.6 comprised of PT &E Magistrate Srinagar Umi Kulsoom and 3rd Additional Munsiff Srinagar Fozia Paul.

Bench No. 7comprised of Special Mobile Magistrate Traffic Srinagar Yahya Firdous and Mir Naveed Gul Advocate (Panel lawyer).

Bench No.8 comprised of Additional Mobile Magistrate Traffic Srinagar Mir Wajahat and Shuja Khan Advocate (Retainer lawyer).

Bench No. 9 comprised of Masarat Jabeen (Additional special Mobile Magistrate (13th FC) Pantha Chowk Srinagar and President Bar Association Pantha chowk(Member).

AT BUDGAM: A day long National Lok Adalat was organized by District Legal Services Authority Budgam in District Court Complex Budgam under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge Budgam Raja Shujaat Ali here today.

Munsiff Judge Budgam Tabasum Qadir Parray along with senior Advocate Syed Sajad Geelani as member presided over the National Lok Adalat in Munsiff Court Budgam.

During the Adalat, hundreds of cases related to different nature were put up for hearing and subsequently a large number of cases among them were settled on spot through mutual consent, understandings between the concerned parties. However, an amount of Rs 1 lakh as compensation was recovered from the defaulter involved in cheque bounce case.

Cases pertaining to criminal compoundable offences, electricity dues, water bills, matrimonial, civil disputes, bank recovery, traffic challans and other public utility services were taken up for on spot settlement between the relevant parties.

National Lok Adalat witnessed a massive response from the general public in which a large number of people had listed their cases for amicable settlement and resolution.

National Lok Adalats were also held at subordinate courts of the district where cases of different nature were taken up for on spot settlement.

At KULGAM: In pursuance to the direction of National Legal Services Authority, a National Lok Adalat was held in district Court Complex Kulgam, under the chairmanship of District Legal Services Authority, Principal District & Sessions Judge, Kulgam Mohammad Ashraf Malik, here today.

During the program, Four Benches were constituted in the district; two benches were held at Headquarter and one each at DH Pora and Qazigund. All the benches were headed by Judicial Officers and Staff members.

A Total of 128 cases related to Bank recovery cases, MACT cases labour cases, family disputes, municipality, NI Act cases and revenue cases were taken up.

Out of which 58 cases were amicably settled. An award of Rs 20,10000  was passed in favour of victims in MACT Cases and an amount of 540504 was realized in different cases related to bank cases and labour cases were taken up in National Lok Adalat and an amount of  Rs 1000 imposed as fine in criminal  R.P.C Challan and traffic challan was also recovered.

AT KUPWARA: In compliance with the directions of Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority and as directed by Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, National Lok Adalat was held in District Kupwara.

During the program, a total of nine benches were constituted in the District, where four Benches were constituted at District Headquarter Kupwara; 3 Benches at Court complex, Handwara and 1 Bench each at Munsiff Court, Sogam and Munsiff Court Tangdhar. Principal District and sessions Judge Kupwara, Inder Singh chaired over the Lok adalat at district headquarters Kupwara.

In all these Benches of Lok-Adalats, large number of litigants and general public submitted their cases for settlement. 499 cases were taken up and out of these, 169 cases were disposed off. A sum of Rs.33.85 lacs was recovered as Bank dues, besides an amount of Rs.47500 was recovered as Electricity dues and Rs.2500 was recovered as fine in Traffic violation matters.

The members of Bar, civil society and litigant public expressed satisfaction and lauded the role of Lok-Adalats in amicable settlement of the disputes.

At SHOPIAN: The National Lok Adalat was held here today at District Court Complex Shopian under the Chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Principal District & Sessions Judge, Shopian.

During the program, Advocates, litigants and other prominent citizens participated in the National Lok Adalat.

Chairman DLSA said that 10 Benches were constituted in the district in which 285 cases related to MACT, recovery suits traffic challan’s, civil cases, matrimonial cases and relief cases were taken up, out of which 266 cases have been settled by Mediation and reconciliation.

While, an amount of Rs 26,890 has been recovered as fine and Rs 8, 00000 was awarded in relief Cases, and Rs 1270000 was realized from defaulters in recovery cases.

At BANDIPORA: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) on Saturday organized National Lok Adalat in District Court Complex Bandipora under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge Bandipora Syed Sarfaraz Hussain.

A total of 199 cases were taken up in the National Lok Adalat out of which 100 cases were settled amicably and a settlement amount of Rs 95.100 lakh was awarded in various cases. He said two benches were constituted in Bandipora district Court complex while one court was constituted at Sumbal.

He said the cases taken up in the Adalat were related to MACT, Bank matters, civil and Matrimonial cases.

The first bench was presided over by Chief Judicial Magistrate Iqbal Masoodi while the second bench was presided over by Secretary District Legal Services Authority Mohammad Iqbal Akhoon. Third bench was presided over by Judicial Magistrate Ist Class Zahoor Ahmad Ganie.

At GANDERBAL: The District Legal Services Authority Ganderbal held National Lok Adalat today in the District as per directions of J&K Legal Services Authority.

Four Lok Adalat Benches were constituted, Three at Ganderbal and one at Kangan, who took up the identified matters for an amicable settlement.

The National Lok Adalat was held under the supervision of Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Mohammad Yousuf Wani. A total number of 268 cases were taken up before the National Lok Adalat Benches, out of which 144 Cases were settled through amicable settlement.

AT BARAMULLA: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Baramulla today organized Lok Adalat here during which 825 cases were settled amicably.

The Lok Adalat was organized under the chairmanship of Principal District and Sessions Judge Baramulla, Sanjeev Gupta.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary DLSA Baramulla Faizan-ul Haq highlighted the significance of Lok Adalats in reducing the pendency of litigations and providing timely and effective dispensation of justice.

As many as 10 benches were formed for the National Lok Adalat wherein 2500 cases of varied nature including NI Act under section 138, bank recovery, labour disputes, electricity and water bills, matrimonial, land acquisition and other related cases were taken up.

Moreover, Rs 1.10 crore was realized as a settlement amount during the proceedings of the Lok Adalat.

Similarly, National Lok Adalats were also conducted at Tehsil levels which were organized by concerned Tehsil Legal Service Committees.

AT PULWAMA: District Legal Services Authority Pulwama today organized National Lok Adalat at District Court Complex and its sub-ordinate courts under the supervision of Principal District and Sessions Judge (Chairman DLSA Pulwama) Mohammad Ibraheim Wani.

During the Lok Adalat,  353 cases were taken up out of which 280 cases were settled amicably by  three benches and a fine of Rs 48500 was realized and a settlement amount of Rs 183000 in bank recovery cases was also recovered.

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