Supreme Court grants Ayodhya mediators time until 15th August : Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Dispute

Supreme Court Friday granted the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid mediation team time until the 15th of  August, after the three-member mediation panel sought more time for an amicable solution in the case.

The Supreme Court 5 member judge bench headed by Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said it received one report dated May 7 from the committee till now.

During the hearing, court’s former Judge Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, discussed the progress of the case with the CJI and sought more time to complete the mediation proceedings. The court said it was inclined to grant the extension as sought for.

Nobody will come in way of the mediation process, the top court observed. It also allowed parties to raise objections before the panel till the 30th of June.

The counsel appearing for both the Hindu and Muslim parties expressed confidence over the ongoing mediation proceedings and said they are fully cooperating with the process.

Couple of months back, on the 8th of March the Supreme Court had set an eight week deadline after setting up a three member panel to help with the mediation process. The panel consists of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, senior advocate Sriram Panchu and former Judge Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla.

All the mediation process were to be captured on camera, and no media reportage of the mediation process was permitted.

Source : Various