Can Lok Adalats dismiss a case if a party refuses to appear before it? Rajasthan High Court answers

The Court was dealing with a case where a Lok Adalat had dismissed a case after a party to the dispute refused to submit to its jurisdiction.
Rajasthan High Court on Lok Adalat
Rajasthan High Court on Lok Adalat

The Rajasthan High Court recently observed that Lok Adalats do not have the authority to dismiss a case merely because one or more of the parties to the case refused to appear before it [Kirpal Singh V. State Of Rajasthan].

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