Absence of timely legal help to poor affects credibility: CJI

The credibility of the legal system and the rule of law have come under “severe strain” in the absence of timely help to poor and illiterate Indians, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar said today. The CJI made the observations while highlighting the importance of Para Legal Volunteers (PLV) who, according to him, enabled […]

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National Lok Adalat tomorrow

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In a national level effort to settle pending cases, local judiciary has planed to cover over 51 thousand cases in the Lok Adalat slated for tomorrow in the Mathura (UP) district. Districtt Judge has given a call to all the litigants to take advantage of the Lok Adalat for the speedy justice. “It (Lok Adalat) not […]

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Lok Adalats settle 1070 cases, award over Rs five crore

A total of 1,070 cases were on Saturday settled by the Lok Adalats conducted at all the six district courts, Debt Recovery Tribunals and state consumer commission here in which settlement amount of over Rs five crore was awarded. According to the Delhi State Legal Services Authority, 29 benches were constituted in the district courts […]

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Keep ego in check to make Lok Adalat successful: Justice Dave

Second Nation Lok Adalat, to be held in all courts across the country on Saturday, was inaugurated bywho asked litigants to keep their ego in control and have a “big heart” to help dispose of the cases. The Lok Adalat, being organised by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), is aimed at disposing of lakhs […]

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Court rejects Loop’s plea to refer matter to Lok Adalat

A court here Thursday dismissed a plea filed by Loop Telecom seeking directions for referring the case against it to the Lok Adalat. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini dismissed the plea after going through the reply filed by investigating agency and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). The CBI had opposed the […]

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Lok Adalats: Saving time, money

Lok Adalats held periodically in the districts have emerged as a viable option for providing speedy relief to victims in family-related disputes and other minor legal hassles, Agra district judge Shashi Kant said Sunday. The judge was presiding over a symposium on legal literacy and awareness, at the Agra civil court complex here. He said […]

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Permanent Lok Adalat valid, its decision binding: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the constitutional validity of setting up of Permanent Lok Adalat and making its decisions binding on parties with the provision that they cannot be challenged in courts.  A bench of justices R M Lodha and Anil R Dave justified setting up of such bodies on the lines of Lok Adalat […]

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Lok Adalat asked to settle compensation for killed fishermen

A vacation bench of the Kerala High Court Friday referred the compensation claim, filed by families of the two Indian fishermen killed by two Italian Marines in February, to the Lok Adalat. The court did this after Italian authorities and the two fishermen’s families agreed to reach an out-of-court settlement. The case will now come […]

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