CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION IN NASARAWA STATE: THE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) OPTION (Published)
The concept of conflict is not novel in scholarship, as we live in a society that constantly faces disputing circumstances. However, different approaches to a problem determine the strength of the drive of its resolution. In the midst of varying ethnicities in Nasarawa state, there has always been intra and inter-ethnic clashes among the people. Since conflict most times begins with local agitation, the urgency of non-conventional method is preferred in certain situations. In the final analysis, we aver that channeling of conflict through transformation will guarantee a positive reordering of the state
‘Lok Adalat’ is one of the popular alternative dispute resolution systems in India for proving speedy and economical justice. The study examines the relationship between ‘number of Lok Adalats” organized and ‘solved cases’ in Rajasthan state. The study is based on the data provided by Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority for a period of more than one decade i.e. 2001 to 2013. The major conclusion drawn from the study is that there is a positive and significant relationship between number of Lok Adalats and solved cases in the Rajasthan state. Pooled regression technique has been used for the purpose of testing of hypotheses. The results confirm that there is high degree of relationship between number of Lok Adalats and solved cases.