Ayodhya Dispute: Supreme Court gives mediation panel time till August 15 to find a solution
New Delhi : Hearing Ayodhya dispute case on Friday, the Supreme Court gave mediation panel a time till August 15 to find an amicable solution in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case.
The five-judge panel of Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and including Justices SA Bobde, SA Nazeer, Ashok Bhushan and DY Chandrachud, refused to reveal the progress made in the case.
The CJI reportedly said, "We’re not going to tell you what progress has been made, that’s confidential."
The hearing in the matter came months after the Supreme Court had referred the case to a three-member mediation panel. The committee, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, submitted its interim report in a sealed cover on May 6.
The top court is hearing appeals against the September 30, 2010, verdict of the Allahabad High Court which ordered a division of the disputed 2.77 acres site among the Nirmohi Akhara sect, the Sunni Central Wakf Board, Uttar Pradesh and the deity, Ramlalla.