Ayodhya Land Dispute : Supreme Court Orders Mediation, Gives 8 Weeks To Complete processMarch 08, 2019 07:32
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Supreme Court on Friday orders Mediation to settle Ayodhya land dispute in eight weeks beginning March 15. A three member panel will come up with a permanent solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya.
A constitution bench of the SC on Friday, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi appointed three member committee headed by Justice (Retd) Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, which will also include Art of Living founder and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and mediation expert Sriram Panchu.
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The other judges on the bench are justices DY Chandrachud, SA Bobde, SA Nazeer and Ashok Bhushan,
SC says “Mediation proceedings should be held on-camera. Mediation process will be held in Faizabad. Mediators can co-opt more on the panel if necessary. Uttar Pradesh government to provide mediators all the facilities in Faizabad. Mediators can seek further legal assistance as and when required,” ANI reported
CJI Ranjan Gogoi says, "Court monitored mediation proceedings will be confidential."
In the order court said that the reporting of the mediation proceedings in media will be banned.
According to the reports, 14 appeals have been filed in the Top court against the 2010 Allahabad high court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.
By Sai Kumar