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Special Lok Adalat for J&K’s Consumer cases resolves 14 cases; Rs 42.94 Lacs settled

Ziraat Times News Network

JAMMU, NOV 18: As a part of calendar of activities for the year 2023 prepared by J&K Legal Services Authority, a Special Lok Adalat was organized throughout  J&K on Saturday under the leadership of Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Chief Justice, High Court of J&K and Ladakh & Patron-in-Chief, J&K Legal Services Authority and under the able guidance of Justice Tashi Rabstan, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority as well as Justice Sindhu Sharma, Chairperson, High Court Legal Services Committee.

The focus for today’s Special Lok Adalat was on amicable settlement of consumer cases pending disposal in different district consumer commissions within the UT of J&K. Out of the total 114 consumer cases that were taken up in the Special Lok Adalat 14 cases were settled amicably and finally disposed of with settlement amount of Rs. 42,93,637.

Member Secretary, J&K Legal Services Authority, Amit Kumar Gupta, while talking to media persons informed that this was the fourth and final Special Lok Adalat of the current calendar year.

He urged the Advocates in general and the litigants in particular to take maximum benefit of the Special Lok Adalats which are being organized by the J&K Legal Services Authority.

Gupta appreciated the efforts of all the Presiding officers and members of the benches, Secretaries DLSA’s, Advocates, staff of the district and tehsil Legal Services Institutions besides litigants for their whole hearted participation in the Special Lok Adalat and facilitating settlement of cases. He also acknowledged the role of Para Legal Volunteers and the media, both print and electronic in spreading awareness amongst the masses about such initiatives of the Legal Services Authority.

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