National Lok Adalat was organized across the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday for speedy and amicable settlement of cases under the patronage of Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh and Patron-in-Chief, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) of J&K and Ladakh. AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that the National Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Justice Tashi Rabstan, Judge High Court J&K and Ladakh and Chairman, J&K High Court Legal Services Committee, at High Court of J&K, Jammu Wing.
A series of Pre-Lok Adalat sittings were held from 5th to 8th July 2021 at High Court Complex, Jammu wherein the matters at the stage of pre-litigation and those pending before the High Court of J&K, Jammu Wing, were taken up for amicable settlement between the parties. Two Benches were constituted to take up the claim cases arising out of Motor Accidents and Workmen Compensation Act of various Insurance Companies as well matrimonial disputes, criminal compoundable cases, civil disputes and cases of land acquisition. The Advocates representing the Insurance Companies, private parties and the litigants participated in the Pre-Lok Adalat sessions and National Lok Adalat in which large number of cases were taken up for amicable settlement. Several claim cases were finally settled resulting in delivery of cheques of compensation on the spot to the claimants.