The Supreme Court today granted time till August 15 to the three-member mediation committee to explore an amicable solution to Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. The committee, headed by ex-apex court judge F M I Kalifulla, had sought the extension to complete mediation proceedings.
The matter was being heard by a five-judge Constitution bench, comprising Chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer. The apex court has also allowed parties to raise objections before the panel till June 30. The matter came for the first time today since the March 8th order by which the top court had referred the case for mediation.
Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu, a renowned mediator, are the other two members of the panel. The panel was asked by the apex court to hold in-camera proceedings and complete it within eight weeks.