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National Lok Adalat takes up 2.87 Lakh Cases in 371 Benches across Punjab

Chandigarh: Under the visionary leadership of Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court, and Executive Chairman of Punjab State Legal Services Authority, the National Lok Adalat was organized today, May 11,  throughout the State of Punjab. Approximately  2.87 lakh cases were addressed across 371 Benches during this Lok Adalat according to State inf. Deptt.

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Various long-pending matters, including civil cases, domestic disputes, property disputes, cheque bounce cases, labour matters, criminal compoundable cases, and cancellation/untraced reports of various FIRs, were taken up.

On this occasion,  Manjinder Singh, District and Sessions Judge and Member Secretary, Punjab State Legal Services Authority and Ms. Smriti Dhir, Additional District & Sessions Judge and additional member Secretary have especially visited the court complexes of  Ludhiana and  inspected Lok Adalat benches

The member secretary highlighted that the main purpose of this National Lok Adalat is to settle disputes through mutual agreement, encouraging people to seek resolution through alternative dispute resolution centers as it saves valuable time and money.

Additionally, the Member Secretary informed that the National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi, has launched a free legal aid helpline number 15100 across the state, providing information on various legal aid services at home.

Emphasizing the commitment of the Punjab State Legal Services Authority to facilitating decisions for the people, the Member Secretary appealed to individuals to maximize benefits by getting their cases decided in the lok adalat.                                                                                                                      (Representative images credit-Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times)

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