A Lok Adalat with a view to solve the pending cases through mutual negotiations and reduce the burden of the courts began on Monday. The Adalat was inaugurated by District and Sessions Judge Ashok G Nijagannavar at district court premises. The Adalat is being organised as per the directions of the Legal Services Authority.
Speaking on the occasion, the District and Sessions Judge said that there were 11,733 cases pending in the district, these include 4,784 civil and 6,949 criminal cases. The Lok Adalat aims at disposing at least half of the cases.
He said “every individual has the right to seek justice in the court, and as per the direction of legal services authority President Manjula Chellur, we are trying to dispose the pending cases through the adalat. Lok adalat will help in disposing off the cases at the earliest.”
The Lok adalat will be held between August 2nd, 2010 and March 31st 2011 on alternative days at Madikeri, Virajpet and Somwarpet courts.
Bar Association President C.M. Medappa said 16 advocates will provide their services to the adalat.