New Delhi: The apex court of India has appointed a three member panel to mediate between the parties for an amicable solution in Ayodhya case. The panel will be head by former judge of Supreme Court Kalifulla. Other members of the panel includes spiritual guide Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior lawyer Sriram Panchu, an expert in out-of-court dispute settlement.
The panel is given eight months to submit their report. The court earlier mooted for mediation after the Muslim parties requested a time period to examine the translation of the documents.
The SC wanted to utilize this time for mediation and to explore any other possibility to bring about a ‘healing touch’.
The mediation will begin in Faizabad and behind closed doors. SC has barred the media from reporting the proceedings of the discussions during the period of mediation.
The Uttar Pradesh Government must provide all the facilities required by the panel.