Ayodhya Dispute/ Supreme Court asks arbitration panel to submit final report by July 31, decision on holding daily hearing on August 2

New Delhi: The arbitration panel formed to resolve the Ayodhya land dispute on Thursday submitted its status report to the Supreme Court. During the previous hearing, on July 11, the Bench sought a status report from the panel.

CJI said, “Right now we are not taking the report on the record because it is confidential. The panel should submit the final report to the court by July 31. If there is no positive result in it, then we will consider holding daily hearings on 2 August.”

Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid Dispute

Earlier, the petitioner had said that there was no positive result from the arbitration panel. Therefore, the court should consider hearing the case on a daily basis for early decision. On this, the court had said that after seeing the status report of the arbitration panel, it will decide if Ayodhya case should be heard daily or not.

Gopal Singh Visharad and the Nirmohi Akhara, the parties to the Ayodhya dispute case, supported the early hearing in the case. The Akhara had said that the mediation process is not moving forward in the right direction. Earlier, the Akhara was in favour of arbitration.

Court had formed Mediation Panel in March

On March 8, the Supreme Court formed the arbitration committee to resolve the Ram Mandir matter through talks. The committee included former Justice FM Kalifulla, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, senior lawyer Shriram Panchu.