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Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Case: If mediation fails, SC to begin regular hearings from July 25

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case

The Supreme Court has fixed July 25 as the date to begin the hearing if mediation fails in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

After hearing a plea which urged the bench to conclude the mediation process in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, the apex court has fixed 25 July to begin hearings if mediation fails.

The Supreme Court has directed the three-member mediation panel to submit the report based on the chances of an amicable settlement in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case by 18th July.

The Chief Justice of Supreme Court Ranjan Gogoi who was heading the SC bench also declared that the court would resume it’s hearing on July 25 if no amicable way is found out by the mediation panel to settle the decade-old dispute of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.

The SC bench also ordered justice FMI Kallifullah who is the head of the panel to submit a final report on the chances of the settlement of the dispute by next Thursday.

This decision was taken by the bench after hearing a plea in which urged to conclude the mediation process. In the plea, it was also stated that mediation is not at all possible in this case, and it will only increase the time of the redressal of this case.

The Supreme Court on March 8 had constituted a three-member committee headed by former Supreme Court judge Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, to look into the possibility of an amicable settlement in the matter.

A five-judge bench headed by the CJI in May extended the time for the mediation panel to complete its proceedings till August 15.

“If the mediators are optimistic about the result and are seeking time till August 15, what is the harm in granting time? This issue has been pending for years and years. Why should we not grant time,” the panel told the counsel.

Gopal Singh, who is the original prosecutor in this case, stated that it had been many years, but still no progress can be seen in the mediation that was ordered by the Supreme Court.

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