|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: In a first in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Gita Mittal today inaugurated a Family Court at District Court Complex Srinagar.
Addressing the inaugural function, Chief Justice observed that the objective of establishing family court in J&K is to ensure speedy justice and inexpensive relief in family matters with least formalities.
She highlighted background about the history of establishing of family courts across India and the enactment of Family Courts Act 1984 and its subsequent enactment in J&K after the promulgation of J&K Reorganization Act 2019. “It was a long journey for J&K to establish a family court, but I am confident that we were capable to make the family court a success in this region,” she reaffirmed.
Chief Justice Mittal added that it is not only to ensure speedy and inexpensive justice but the parties involved in the matter would be having privacy in personal areas of dispute and difficulties relating to the family matters. She also thanked Chairman Family Court Committee, High Court of J&K, Justice Tashi Rabstan for expeditious journey of setting up of the family court in remarkable speed.
On the occasion, Chairman Family Court Committee, High Court of J&K, Justice Tashi Rabstan; members Family Court Committee, High Court J&K, Justice Sindhu Sharma, Justice Rajnesh Oswal also spoke and gave a brief overview about the establishing of family court in J&K.
Earlier, Justice Gita Mittal inspected a Guard of Honour and also inspected various sections of the family court at District Court Complex Srinagar.
On the occasion, all the Judges of High Court of J&K, Advocate General, J&K, DC Raina, DGP, Dilbagh; Secretary Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Achal Sethi, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, PK Pole, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar; Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary and Registrar General J&K attended the inaugural function via virtual mode while as Judicial Officers, government advocates and others were also present during the event.