Supreme Court to decide whether to proceed with mediation in Ayodhya case

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Mar 08, 2019, 10:41 AM

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After the Ayodhya hearing in the Supreme Court about the Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir controversy on Wednesday, the next hearing is scheduled for Friday, where the five-judge panel will decide whether the dispute can be solved through mediation.
On Wednesday, the jury advised the parties to suggest names of possible mediators. Though the Muslim parties accepted the order, the Hindu parties protested against it saying that mediation had not been successful in the past. 
The Hindu Mahasabha said that there was “no question of compromise” as the land was “Ramjanmabhoomi”.  In reply, Justice Bobde said that discussing the past was of no significance and could not be undone, hence they could only solve what “exists in the present moment”. He further went on to say that though the panel knows “it is not just a dispute about the land, but also about sentiments”, “prejudging the outcome” is not fair, and that another chance at mediation should be given. 

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