A constitution bench of Supreme Court led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi fixed the Ayodhya case for hearing on August 2. The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would start regular hearing of the Ayodhya title suit from August 2 after it receives report from Ayodhya mediation panel by July 31.
“We now fix the hearing of the cases on and from August”, said the bench on Thursday led by the CJI after it took cognizance of the status report filed by Justice FMI Kalifulla Committee.
The constitution bench has allowed the Mediation process to continue for the time being. On July 11, the Supreme Court had asked the three-member mediation panel to submit its status report by July 18. The court came to this decision after a number of petitions urged the court to cease the mediation process and requested to hear the case on a daily basis.
The mediation panel consists of former Supreme Court Judge FMI Kalifulla, founder of Art of Living foundation Sri Sri Ravishankar and Senior Advocate Sriram Panchu who is also a renowned mediator. Their job is to find ways to find an amicable solution to the famous RamJanmabhoomi- Babri Masjid dispute.