“As many as 3509 cases were disposed off in the Lok Adalats convened throughout the state on Saturday”, an official spokesman said.
The cases include 3031 labour and 478 family matters, he said, adding, an amount of Rs 57,17,080 was settled in labour and Rs 1,15,675 in family matters.
The Lok Adalats were convened under the patronage of Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, who is also the patron-in-chief of J&K State Legal Services Authority.
At the high court complex, the Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Judge of the state high court, who is also the Executive Chairman of J&K State Legal Services Authority. Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Jankraj Kotwal, Judges of J&K High Court were also present on the occasion.
Around 350 cases were taken for settlement in the Lok Adalat held at the high court and 14 cases were settled on the spot.
Registrar General of J&K High Court Kaniz Fatima, Secretary J&K High Court Legal services R N Watal, Registrar Judicial and Joint Registrar were also present on the occasion.