Mysuru: Maintaining that Mysuru stands first in settlement of cases at National Lok Adalat, Karnataka High Court (HC) Judge Veerappa, who is also Mysuru District Administrative Judge, said that Mysuru has an exemplary record of settling a whopping 52,000 cases in Lok Adalat.
He was speaking at an interaction programme organised at Mysuru Bar Association auditorium here on Friday.
Opining that with such a high record of settlement of cases and disputes at the Lok Adalat the people of Mysuru have proved that they stand guard to justice just as our soldiers guard our borders, Justice Veerappa said that this has become possible due to the efforts of ‘Nyayamurthi’ (Judge) and ‘Nyayavadi’ (Lawyer).
Contending that the resolution of disputes at the four Lok Adalats held this year has helped the Government save crores of rupees, he said that the next Lok Adalat is scheduled to take place in March next year and Mysuru should retain its first position.
Observing that legal disputes are rising by the day, he said that Judges and Lawyers should act with co-ordination and function like legal warriors for resolution of disputes and suits.
Stressing on the need for erasing the notion among the people that they are not getting justice even after 75 years of independence, Justice Veerappa contended that Lok Adalat is a boon for poor litigants and others seeking justice.
Arguing that food producing farmer, soldiers guarding our borders and the Judiciary which renders justice to the people are vital for the country to move forward, he said just like our soldiers safeguard our borders, Judges and Lawyers should work with determination to save people from enemies within our country. Maintaining that all these are possible if advocates make up their mind, he advised the Lawyers to strive for rendering justice to the people.
Karnataka Bar Council member Chandramouli appealed Justice Veerappa to allow advocates who have fought cases for 3 to 4 years to take part in settlement of disputes during Lok Adalat.
Principal District and Sessions Court Judge M.L. Raghunath, Mysuru Bar Association President Anand Kumar, Secretary B. Shivanna and others were present.