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Supreme Court to organise special Lok Adalat for amicable settlements of pending cases

Lok Adalats are an essential part of the judicial system, facilitating alternative dispute resolution to expedite and encourage amicable settlements

R. Balaji New Delhi Published 19.06.24, 06:50 AM
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The Supreme Court has decided to organise a special Lok Adalat from July 29 to August 3 to facilitate amicable settlements of suitable pending cases, commemorating the 75th year of its establishment.

Lok Adalats are an essential part of the judicial system, facilitating alternative dispute resolution to expedite and encourage amicable settlements.

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In other words, the system involves out-of-court settlement of various disputes, to save time, money and energy for both litigants and judges and is held in an informal atmosphere through a policy of give and take.

According to Supreme Court spokesperson Rakesh Sharma, organising the Lok Adalat is pursuant to the commitment to accessible and efficient justice delivery for all sections of the society. Cases having elements of settlement including cases relating to matrimonial and property disputes, motor accident claims, land acquisition, compensation, service and labour which are pending before the Supreme Court would be taken up to facilitate speedy disposal.

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