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Haryana allocates Rs 162 cr for construction of judicial complexes

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Chandigarh, Apr 1 (UNI) An allocation of Rs 162.24 crore has been made for the construction of judicial complexes in Haryana besides setting up permanent Lok Adalats at the divisional level, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said today.

Addressing a gathering in a seminar organised at Ch Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Mr Hooda also inaugurated a permanent Lok Adalat at the judicial complex of Hisar.

While lauding the role of Lok Adalats, Mr Hooda said that so far 2,588 Lok Adalats had been held in the State. He had all praise for the Haryana State Legal Services Authority in conducting these adalats.

He said that through the medium of these adalats, nearly six lakh cases had been solved by mutual consent. He added that such Lok Adalats would not only speed up the process of justice but would also spread the message of brotherhood among the masses. Besides this, people would have access to cheap and quick justice which would help in saving their time and money.

The Chief Minister maintained that rigorous efforts would have to be made to spread awareness about such Lok Adalats among the masses.

He further added that lawyers, teachers, social workers and non government organisations could play a pivotal role in spreading this message.

He asserted that the main aim of the State government was to provide crime and litigation free society. To achieve this aim, various steps had been taken, one of which was the setting up of permanent Lok Adalats.

He also urged the people to sort out their matters at personal level so that they would not have to face the lengthy legal process.

Speaking on the occasion, Executive Chairman of Haryana State Legal Services Authority and Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Adarsh Kumar Goel said that all kinds of disputes were sorted through the medium of such Lok Adalats. These Lok Adalats were started with the basic purpose of benefiting every individual. The aim was to provide cheap, easy and quick justice.

Addressing the gathering, Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court Mrs Nirmal Yadav said that mention of Lok Adalats could also be found in our ancient epics, where decisions were delivered with the consent of common people.

She said that these Lok Adalats were spreading awareness among women about their rights.

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