Ayodhya Case: SC Reserves Decision On Mediation
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its decision on whether the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute can be solved through mediation.
A 5-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the case was not only about the property but also about sentiment and faith. The bench comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer heard submissions from various Hindu and Muslim bodies involved in the matter.
“It is not only about the property. It is about mind, heart and healing, if possible. We are not concerned about what Babur had done and what happened after. We can go into what exists in the present moment,” the bench said.
The apex court is considering whether the land dispute can be settled through mediation. The top court had asked the all contesting parties to explore the possibility of amicably settling the decades-old dispute through mediation, saying it may help in “healing relations”.