Special Lok Adalat held across UTs of J&K Ladakh,16,737 cases resolved

This is the first Lok Adalat after Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey took over as Chief Justice of High Court of J&K and Ladakh. The idea behind organizing this Special Lok Adalat was not only to reduce the pendency but also to give solace to the litigants.
As per the information received from the districts, out of a total number of 18,658 cases taken up by 113 Benches in the day long Special Lok Adalat at various courts across the UTs of J&K and Ladakh, 16,737 cases were disposed of and an amount of Rs. 8,17,37,009/- was awarded as compensation/settlement amount in civil, criminal, labour disputes, electricity and water bill cases, land acquisition, family matters, cheque dishonor and bank recovery cases.
M K Sharma, Member Secretary, J&K and Ladakh Legal Services Authorities, expressed gratitude to all the participants including the Judicial Officers, Secretaries DLSA’s, Advocates, representatives of insurance companies and banks, staff of courts and Legal Services Institutions besides litigants for their pragmatic approach in settlement of cases in such a large number.

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