SC set to try a different method to resolve ‘Ayodhya Crisis’
In a bid to find a feasible solution to the Ayodhya dispute which has been disturbing the political and social hemispheres of the country for last few decades, the Supreme Court of India, in a surprise move, has sent the dispute for mediation.
The decision to send the dispute for mediation has been taken by a five member constitution bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
The SC has appointed an expert panel of mediators for the process of mediation. A former apex court judge, Justice F M I Kalifulla has been appointed as the chairman of the panel. Apart from the former judge, a respected spiritual leader, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and advocate Sriram Panchu, the senior lawyer who has years of experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution, have been inducted in the panel as members.
The court has insisted that the panel should complete the mediation within the timeframe of eight weeks. The court has also directed that the panel should inform the court about the developments on the fourth week of mediation in the form of an interim report.
The mediation will be conducted in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh government will arrange all facilities necessary for the mediation.
Vignesh. S. G
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