The Supreme Court has granted an extension of time till 15th August to the mediation panel to reach an amicable solution to the Ayodhya matter. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi heard the Ayodhya matter today.
The three-member mediation panel sought an extension of time to reach an amicable solution. The CJI further said that the Supreme Court will not tell the progress in mediation as it is confidential.
In March, the Supreme Court sent the Ayodhya Dispute for mediation between the parties involved. The mediation panel is headed by retired Justice FM Kalifullah and comprises of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu as its other members.
Apart from the three mediators mentioned here, the Supreme Court in its order has allowed for the induction of more members in the panel for mediation of the dispute. The proceedings will take place at Ayodhya and the Uttar Pradesh state government has been directed to extend all possible facilities for the purpose.
The media reporting on the mediation process is banned.