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SC Reserves Order on Ayodhya Land Transfer Case


The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 6 March, reserved its order on whether to refer Ayodhya land dispute case to court-appointe mediator.

The disputants are divided on the subject, while the Muslim groups were open to meidation, the Hindu groups opposed to it.

Hindu Mahasabha, one of the petitioners, argued that “the public will not agree to mediation”.

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has asked all parties to submit to the court the names of possible mediators, as the Bench intends to announce its decision soon.

The centre had on January 29 moved SC seeking its nod to return the 67-acre undisputed acquired land around disputed site to original owners.

“We are considering it (mediation) very seriously. You all (parties) have used the word that this matter is not adversarial. We would like to give a chance to mediation even if there is one per cent chance,” the five-judge constitution bench said.

The Bench has clarified that media will not get to cover the mediation proceedings.


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