Ayodhya land dispute case: Supreme Court grants additional time to mediation panel


Supreme Court on Friday granted additional time 23 member special mediation panel in the decades-old politically sensitive Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute case and extended the time till August 15.

The three-member mediation committee that was tasked with exploring the possibility of an amicable settlement in the dispute case has submitted its interim report in a sealed cover before the Supreme Court.

The Three member panel was headed by ex-apex court judge F M Khalifullah. The two members of the panel of mediators are a spiritual guru and founder of Art of Living foundation, Still Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu a renowned mediator

The matter was being presented to a constitution bench headed by chief justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, and Abdul Nazeer.

The counsel appearing for both, the Hindus and the Muslims expressed confidence over the ongoing mediation proceedings and said that they are fully cooperating with the process and are contended with the mediation.

When the counsel enquired regarding the mediation, the court replied that the progress made is confidential and cannot be revealed. The court added that nobody should interfere with the mediation.



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