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J&K Chief Justice calls courts ‘Temple of Justice’, calls for accessible justice to all

Jammu: Stating that the Bench and Bar have huge role in reposing public faith in judiciary and justice delivery system, Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey on Thursday called courts ‘Temple of Justice’ and advocated for accessible justice to all litigants.
“People comes to the court with high hopes considering the courts as ‘Temple of Justice’ where justice would be meted out to them and it is the duty of the court to provide easy and accessible justice to all the litigants,” said Justice Magrey after laying foundation stone for Court Complex at Hiranagar and inaugurating office building of Legal Aid Defence Counsel and Help Desk of e- filing.
He was flanked by Justice Vinod Chatterjee Koul who is also Administrative Judge of District Kathua at District Court Complex.
Pertinently, the Court Complex building at Hiranagar is coming up with an estimated cost of Rs 9.42 crore and will be constructed by PWD (R&B) Kathua.
Referring to constitutional guarantees enshrined in the supreme law of land i.e The Constitution of India, the Chief Justice said, “with the technological intervention the objective of providing inexpensive and speedy justice to all is being realised which will ultimately pave the way for reducing burden of judiciary besides expediting the disposal of litigations”.
Later, Chief Justice inaugurated ‘Legal Aid Defence Counsel Office’ and ‘Helpdesk for e-filing’ at District Court Complex, Kathua. The facility has been established under the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) to facilitate the litigants who otherwise would have to visit the High Court to file petitions.
While interacting with members of Bar and Bench besides officers of civil and police administration, Chief Justice said, “Judiciary and Executive are like cogs in the wheel who should work together for imparting speedier and quality justice besides maintaining law and order for the larger good of the society”.
He said that under the constitutional framework all the organs viz judiciary, civil and police administration have collective responsibility to provide justice as these are repositories of constitutional trust.
The Chief Justice also inspected various sections of District Court Complex Kathua and Court Complex Hiranagar and gave certain on spot directions. (UNI)

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