To solve the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case Supreme Court appointed three members panel
The Supreme Court Friday referred the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for mediation and appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) F M I Kallifulla as chairperson of the panel of mediators. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the other members of the panel will be spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.
The bench directed that the mediation will be held at Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh and the process should start within a week from Friday.
The bench said the panel of mediators will file a progress report of the mediator proceedings within four weeks and the process should be completed within eight weeks. The Supreme Court said that "utmost confidentiality" should be maintained to ensure success of mediation and neither print nor electronic media should report the proceedings.
The bench also directed that panel of mediators can co-opt more members in the team and in case of any difficulty the chairman will inform the apex court registry about it.