The religious site where the Babri mosque was destroyed in 1992 in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya has been a flashpoint between Hindus and Muslims for years.
The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Ayodhya title dispute case will be settled through mediation, the Supreme Court said on Friday, while constituting a three-member panel. The panel, to be headed by Retired Justice FM Kallifulla, will have Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sriram Panchu on the panel.
The panel, which has been directed to begin mediation in Faizabad within one week, will have to submit a progress report after four weeks. The process would go on till eight weeks. The apex court directed in camera proceedings of mediation in the case, restraining media from reporting its proceedings. The top court said it wants "utmost confidentiality" to ensure success of mediation proceedings. It also said the panel of mediators can co-opt more members and inform apex court registry in case of any difficulty.
Who said What:
Sri Sri Ravishankar on being appointed in Ayodhya mediation panel by Supreme Court: I just heard of this news, I think this will be good for the country, mediation is the only way pic.twitter.com/aj2mQAKE4i— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2019
Union Minister Uma Bharti: I don't want to comment on the Supreme Court order. I don't want to comment on the mediators named by the court. But as a Hindu, I think, a temple should be made where Lord Ram was born. pic.twitter.com/8k9PhZDjwm— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2019
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on SC order in Ayodhya case: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who has been appointed a mediator had earlier made a statement 'if muslims don't give up their claim on Ayodhya,India will become Syria.' It would've been better if SC had appointed a neutral person. pic.twitter.com/PthrJvYYdY— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2019
Justice(Retd)FM Ibrahim Kalifullah on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case: I understand SC has appointed a mediation committee headed by me. I'm yet to received order copy.I can say if committee has been constituted we'll take every effort to resolve the issue amicably pic.twitter.com/AgSfBzfuGU— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2019
Farooq Abdullah: I think we're facing tragedies. It's unfortunate that we've a situation where war is looming on our heads. We want peace&understanding b/w people. Unfortunately in this election ruling party is creating a rift b/w various religions&it's a tragedy for this country pic.twitter.com/xDo4cyVs16— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2019
AIMPLB member & convener of Babri Masjid Action Committee Zafaryab Jilani, on SC order on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case: We have already said that we will cooperate in the mediation. Now, whatever we have to say, we will say it to the mediation panel, not outside pic.twitter.com/sEAcBDPP7z— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2019
KP Maurya,Dy CM on SC refers Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for court appointed&monitored mediation:Won't question SC order. In the past,efforts made to arrive at a solution,but with no success. No LordRam devotee or saint wants delay in construction of Ram Mandir pic.twitter.com/aNUy1eqdj1— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 8, 2019