Search
+

    Mediation in Ayodhya not working: Plaintiff to Supreme Court

    Synopsis

    The plaintiff, Gopal Singh Visharad, is one of the original petitioners in the civil suit filed over the Ayodhya land.

    Agencies
    The SC had in March referred the politically sensitive case for mediation by a three-member panel.
    New Delhi: There has been no progress in the mediations to settle the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute, a plaintiff in the case has complained to the Supreme Court while urging it to hear the title suit urgently.

    “There has been no progress in the negotiations,” the plaintiff ’s counsel, senior advocate PS Narasimha, claimed before a threejudge bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday.

    The plaintiff, Gopal Singh Visharad, is one of the original petitioners in the civil suit filed over the Ayodhya land. He wants an immediate hearing of the appeals against the Allahabad High Court order of 2010, which have been pending in the Supreme Court since then. The bench — also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose — did not commit to a date but said it would look at the demand.

    The SC had in March referred the politically sensitive case for mediation by a three-member panel led by retired SC judge FMI Kalifullah with spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu being the other members. In May, a five-judge bench granted the panel’s request for an extension of time till August 15 to find a solution acceptable to both the warring parties. The Allahabad High Court had carved up the land on which the Babri Masjid once stood in the ratio of 2:1 between Hindu and Muslim parties.

    Both sides were unhappy with the ruling and had filed cross appeals in the case, seeking exclusive ownership of the land measuring around 0.67 acre.
    (Catch all the Business News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on The Economic Times.)

    Also Read

    3 Comments on this Story

    Okman 376 days ago
    The Supreme Court comes from Collegium and cannot take a decision against Congress and Gandhi family interests since the time of Motilal Nehru . Hence it is imperative to impeach all judges by due legal process and protect the national interests by training new lawyers under RSS .
    Logician395 days ago
    According to the faith ( aasthaa ) of RAM, he never claimed to be god and never wanted to be worshipped. In today’s world we are living in an age of information and knowledge explosion and came to know clearly according to Ramayana, Rama ordered his wife Sita not to worship her husband (Ram) as god, but to worship only One God in both happiness and pain to whom your husband Ram also worship. If Rama would have alive today then surely he must be worshiping only One God as this was his faith and aasthaa. Now, It is the duty of Supreme Court to spread this message of Rama directly to all the Hindus from BJP, VHP and the rest as they wrongly destroyed Babri Masjid back in1992 in ignorance due to lack of knowledge in absence of precise information and internet at that time. Now there is no need for the Supreme Court to resolve the Babri Masjid or Ram temple issue through mediators when the Supreme Court has the means to solve issue on the basis of the aasthaa ( Faith ) as well for which the Hindus are repeatedly demanding for. In view of the above facts the truth prevails and justice be served.
    Ashok C398 days ago
    The court should give an early verdict to the Ayodhya dispute as it is a land case and not delay since nothing would come through negotiation and it is just a waste of time
    The Economic Times