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A Five-judge Constitution Bench Of The Supreme Court Will Shortly Pronounce The Verdict On Whether To Send The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Land Dispute Case For Court-appointed And Monitored Mediation For A 'permanent Solution'.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Surabhi Pandey | Updated on: 08 Mar 2019, 11:02:28 AM

New Delhi:

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will shortly pronounce the verdict on whether to send the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for court-appointed and monitored mediation for a 'permanent solution'. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led five-judge Constitution Bench on Wednesday had reserved the order after hearing various contesting parties. Hindu bodies, except Nirmohi Akhara, have opposed the suggestion of the top court to refer the issue for mediation, while Muslim bodies have supported it. The bench also includes Justice SA Bobde, Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S Abdul Nazeer.

 

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Sri Sri Ravishankar on being appointed in Ayodhya mediation panel by Supreme Court: I just heard of this news, I think this will be good for the country, mediation is the only way.



Union Minister Uma Bharti: I don't want to comment on the Supreme Court order. I don't want to comment on the mediators named by the court. But as a Hindu, I think, a temple should be made where Lord Ram was born.

AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on SC order in Ayodhya case: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who has been appointed a mediator had earlier made a statement 'if Muslims don't give up their claim on Ayodhya, India will become Syria.' It would've been better if SC had appointed a neutral person.



Justice (Retd) FM Ibrahim Kalifullah on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case: I understand SC has appointed a mediation committee headed by me. I'm yet to received order copy. I can say if the committee has been constituted we'll take every effort to resolve the issue amicably.

AIMPLB member and convener of Babri Masjid Action Committee Zafaryab Jilani, on SC order on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case: We have already said that we will cooperate in the mediation. Now, whatever we have to say, we will say it to the mediation panel, not outside.

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case: Supreme Court says, 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.

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case: Supreme Court says mediation process has to start within four weeks and to be completed within eight weeks.



Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Supreme Court: CJI Ranjan Gogoi says, "Court monitored mediation proceedings will be confidential".

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case: Supreme Court in its order also said that the reporting of the mediation proceedings in media will be banned.

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case: Supreme Court says mediation proceedings should be held on-camera. The mediation process will be held in Faizabad. It will be headed by Justice FM Kaliifullah and also comprise Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case: Justice Khaliifulah (Retd) to be the chairman, for court appointed and monitored mediation for a “permanent solution”.

Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench refers Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for court appointed and monitored mediation for a "permanent solution".



Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex 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. 

Two faction of Hindu Mahasabha had taken opposite stand on the issue of mediation.

Wheras, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for the legal heirs of original litigant M Siddiq, said that outlining of the dispute is not necessary and court can order mediation by an mediator, when parties are unable to settle it.

In last hearing, Hindu bodies like Nirmohi Akhara suggested names of Justices (retd) Kurian Joseph, AK Patnaik and GS Singhvi as mediators, while the Hindu Mahasabha faction of Swami Chakrapani proposed the names of former CJIs Justices J S Khehar and Dipak Misra and Justice (retd) A K Patnaik to the bench.

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First Published : 08 Mar 2019, 10:24:09 AM

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