Lok adalat have power to pass a decree of divorce (there are mainly stages named as 'compromise' and/or 'settlement' both may suggest the divorce only mostly!!! as hardly any couple recons!!)
Lok Adalat doesn't follow strict norms of the 'trial and decree on merits' but on the norms of settlement oriented compromise by persuation and to end the dispute by comming to terms (of destiny)
Lok Adalat decisions are non appealable!!
One can not be forced to have their matter heard at lok adalat.
Just remain absent if it is ordered without your consent and also give the same in writing and also ask the lawyer NOT to attend it or otherwise delink him from your case formally (All mandawali happens there!!! Even horse trading and attorneys are also bought there).
Mediation cell is different than Lok Adalat (mediation cell doesn't have powers to pass decree of divorce, it only makes a reccomendation and counselling to couple which is different from counellors!!! Again it is a farce in many courts!! All just try to 'break' the marriage!!!)
Lok Adalat and mediation cells are Judiciary's initiatives and also getting a boost due to Huge backlog of cases!! Lawyer may be supporting it half heartedly (its a hole in their business opportunity if things get sorted out in time!!!)
And also!!...........All Hon courts have to show a number at the end of the year!!! that something did happen in mediation and lok adalat front!!...
Hence Judges reccomend such cases which are already at the brink of collapse or about to agree for mutual consent divorce, after years of fighting, and those who have got exausted!!
Hon Judge's promotions are dependent on all these!! as they geet some point!! as well as points/grade as to number of cases disposed of by a Hon judge in the a year!!!
Did your lawyer also oppose the application for 'lok adalat' as well? Beware of all things happening behind your back!!
It's all farce!!