Family Courts lead to peace in larger community: CJ Gita
Srinagar, April 8: Chief Justice,
Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal Monday said that
the idea behind the working of Family Courts is peace in the family,
which leads to peace in larger community.
The Chief Justice was
speaking at the valedictory session of a training programme on ‘Sensitizing
Judges on Family Court Matters’ here at District Court complex.
“It is a great privilege that
the resource persons who were training the participants during the three-day
training programme provided such a tremendous broad based experience and
learning in the matters of family courts,” she added.
The Chief Justice stressed on the
working judges, practicing lawyers and participants to understand
that the idea behind family court should be to provide legal help not
just to the persons in matrimonial relationships but also to the whole family
which is father, mother and child as well.
She said that the aim of the programme
was to sensitize judges and practising lawyers as well to understand gender
perspectives in a society while dealing with Family Court Matters. She
also maintained that the delay in judgment causes untold hardship to the
litigants as the members of the family are financially, physically and
emotionally dependent on each other.
Justice Tashi Rabistan, Registrar
General of J&K, High Court, Sanjay Dhar also attended valedictory session.
Resource persons in the three-day
training programme were Manju Goel, former Judge, Delhi High Court, Roshan
Dalvi, former Judge, Bombay High Court, Principal Judge, Family Court,
Maharashtra, Swati Chauhan, Principal Judge, Family Court, Nanded, Maharashtra,
Aruna Farswani, Principal Judge, Family Court, Thane, Maharashtra, Dharmesh
Sharma, Principal Judge, Family Court Delhi and Neelofar Syed Akhtar, Advocate
Bombay High Court and participants. Judges from subordinate judiciary from
J&K participated in the training programme.