A Non Binary Panelist gets representation on the bench of Lok Adalat at Fatehgarh Sahib

August 13, 2022 05:41 PM

Sri Fatehgarh Sahib, August 13 (Ravinder Singh Dhindsa) : Today, National Lok Adalat was held at Sessions Division, Fatehgarh Sahib under the directions of National Legal Services Authority and Punjab Legal Service Authority, under the Chairmanship of Nirbhow Singh Gill, Chair-cum-District & Sessions Judge, Fatehgarh Sahib, alongwith Manpreet Kaur, Secretary, District Legal Service Authority, Fatehgarh Sahib. Lok Adalat is one of the alternative dispute redressal mechanisms. It is a forum/platform where disputes/cases pending in the courts are settled/compromised amicable and the award/decision made by the Lok Adalats is deemed to be a decree of a civil Court and is final and binding on all the parties with no appeal against such an award in any Court of law. As Mega Lok Adalat has been held at Fatehgarh Sahib and the bench constituted to dispose off family disputes had Seerat a reputed non binary social worker on the bench as a member. The constitution of this special bench marked a new phase in inclusivity. This special bench, apart from deciding other cases, resolved a 5 year old litigation over custody of child between the couple. Six cases were withdrawn and the family was reunited. Another milestone in the Lok Adalat was that 10 year old execution was settled by the parties with the efforts of the Bench of Civil Judge (Senior Division). Moreover, in the National Lok Adalat, more than 4780 cases were disposed off with great efforts and success and a sum of Rupees Five crores was disbursed as compensation in accident related cases


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