Hyderabad: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice NV Ramana opined that approaching the court for justice should be the last resort. He felt that a mutually acceptable solution was possible with extensive consultations and thus, unnecessary delay due to the court proceedings can be avoided.
Addressing the inaugural session of International Arbitration and Mediation Centre Hyderabad Curtain Raiser Conclave at HICC Novotel here on Saturday, Justice Ramana said one should try to resolve disputes through mediation before approaching the courts and stated that solutions could be found in less time through mediation. He said the distribution of assets should be settled amicably by the family members and thus, avoid wasting time running around the courts for years. He emphasised the need for a speedy disposal of pending cases in different courts.
“Mediation was mentioned even in the Mahabharatha. We can bring disputes to an end through mediation and as far as possible, women should mediate to resolve disputes,” he said. He added that Hyderabad was the right place for establishment of the International Arbitration and Mediation Centre.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said mediation was part the country’s dispute resolving system in different forms like panchayats for several centuries where village heads have been playing a vital role in resolving disputes. He said industries were facing conflicts for various reasons and they can be resolved through arbitration.
He explained that Hyderabad was a suitable place for an arbitration centre in all aspects as the city was fast becoming an internationally emerging city. He thanked CJI Justice NV Ramana on behalf of the government and the people of Telangana for his support in the establishment of IAMC in Hyderabad. He said 25,000 sq ft has been allocated for temporary accommodation of IAMC and land would be allotted soon in Puppalaguda for construction of a permanent building.
Law Minister A Indrakaran Reddy, IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao, and Telangana High Court Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, along with judges of Supreme Court of India as well as High Courts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, legal luminaries and others participated in the inaugural session.
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