Lok Adalat in India Aperture to Speedy Justice

  • Dr. Pooja Sood and Dr. Vinay Sharma
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  • Dr. Pooja Sood

    Assistant Professor at UILS, PU Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre, India

  • Dr. Vinay Sharma

    Assistant Professor at UILS, PU Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre, India

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Justice delayed is Justice denied. Every person has a constitutional mandate to get speedy and fair justice under our legal system. This has been made possible by our parliament through the enactment of Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 which incorporates Lok Adalat in India which is the most appropriate mechanism of ADR [Alternative Dispute Resolution]. This research paper focuses on the nature of Lok Adalats, its functioning, merits and demerits. This mechanism was established to lighten the burden on the Indian judiciary. It is basically a forum which is established to make justice accessible and affordable to all. Further this paper focuses on the critical analysis of Lok Adalat followed by suggestions to implement to improve the functioning of Lok adalat. As a tool of ADR, Lok Adalat is a combination of all the techniques of ADR. Settlement of disputes is a major requirement in the society which promotes harmonious development hence the main aim of Lok Adalat is to provide free legal aid to the weaker sections of the society so that they are not barred by court fee or any obstacle on their way to justice.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 6, Page 11 - 21

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111154

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