The Supreme Court will conduct a hearing on the Ayodhya mediation report on Friday.
The Ayodhya mediation panel, which was allowed time till July 31 to continue talks to develop consensus between Hindu and Muslim parties on the temple dispute, submitted a report in a sealed cover on Thursday.
Based on the report, the top court will decide its further proceedings on Friday.
In the last hearing, the court said it had received a report of the three-member mediation panel, headed by former apex court judge FMI Kalifulla, and took on record the contents.
The other two members of the panel are spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.
The court has barred publication of the report's contents as the panel will continue the mediation process till the end of the month.
The top court had on March 8 appointed the three-member panel to talk to all stakeholders and try to reach a consensus to resolve the Ayodhya row.
Recommending mediation, the court had said it was looking for "a possibility of healing relationships". It expected mediation to succeed in developing a consensus on the sensitive matter. It asked the panel to conduct in-camera proceedings.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY
04:00 pm: The mediation panel in the Ayodhya land dispute has submitted its status report to the Supreme Court.
Earlier this month, the mediation panel submitted its first status report. The Supreme Court had then directed the panel to submit the next status report.
The court had then also said that hearing of Ayodhya issue would take place on August 2. The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, however, will hear the matter on August 3.
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