Srinagar, 19 July: Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, today launched a 40-hour Mandatory Mediation Training program at the J&K Judicial Academy (JKJA), Moominabad.
An important step toward a more effective, open, and amicable alternative conflict resolution system in J&K has been made with the launch of the 40-Hours Mandatory Mediation Training Programme.
In addition to Justice Tashi Rabstan, Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and Chairman of the Mediation and Conciliation Committee, other judges from the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in attendance included Justice Atul Sreedharan, Justice Sindhu Sharma, Justice Javed Iqbal Wani, Justice Mohammad Akram Choudhary, and Justice Rajesh Sekhri.
The Chief Justice emphasized the mediation’s revolutionary role in providing quick, equitable, and affordable outcomes during the inauguration speech. He emphasized the need of advocates accepting mediation as a useful instrument to improve access to justice, lighten the load on the judicial system, and foster communal cohesion.
Justice Tashi Rabstan made perceptive comments in his special talk about the benefits of mediation and the ADR system. He clarified the value of mediation in resolving conflicts, lowering the expense of litigation, and maintaining relationships.
The J&K Judicial Academy’s director, Y.P. Bourney, emphasized in his welcoming speech the program’s revolutionary effects on the legal profession as a whole.
In his speech of appreciation, Amit Gupta, Member Secretary of the J&K Legal Services Authority and Coordinator of the Mediation and Conciliation Committee, thanked all the notable visitors, participants, prospective trainers, and organizers who helped make the program successful.
Relevantly, the Mediation and Conciliation Committee of the High Court of J&K and Ladakh, working under the auspices of the MCPC, Supreme Court of India, created the 40-Hours Mandatory Mediation Training Programme with the express purpose of providing Advocates with specialized skills and in-depth knowledge of Mediation procedures. This mediation program’s objectives include fostering peaceful resolutions and reinforcing the values of justice and equality.