New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, while hearing the scheduled Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, has suggested that it may order mediation in the disputed-land issue for an amicable resolution. The next hearing in the case is scheduled on March 5.
The five-judge Constitution bench, which is headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, suggested mediation in the controversial issue. The other judges in the Constitution bench are: Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Abdul Nazeer, JusticeDY Chandrachud, Justice SA Bobde.
“It’s not a dispute over private property. It has become so contentious. We’re seriously giving a chance for mediation. Even if there is only 1 per cent chance, it should be explored,” Justice Bobde said during the hearing of the case.
The Allahabad high court, in 2010, has ordered that the disputed 2.77-acre land to be divided equally among three parties, including the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. However, 14 appeals have been filed in the Supreme Court against the verdict.