The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday said that mediation efforts in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute have failed and the case will now be heard by the Supreme Court.
CJI Gogoi added that the matter will now be heard by an open court on a daily basis starting August 6th. The top court has taken the call after it the three-member mediation panel informed the court regarding the progress. The report of the mediation panel has been kept confidential.
Earlier, a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by CJI Gogoi, asked the three-member mediation panel on July 18 to inform the court about the outcome of the mediation proceedings as on July 31 by August 1 to enable it to proceed further in the matter.
The panel submitted its report on Thursday in a sealed cover, containing details about whether any progress was made in the in-camera mediation process.
Source : Various