Faizabad: The SC-appointed mediation panel for resolution of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute, held its first sitting in Faizabad on Wednesday and heard all parties who attended the proceedings. The panel, headed by former SC judge F M ibrahim Kalifulla, directed that there should not be any reporting of the mediation proceedings in the print or other media, pointing out the views expressed by the top court last week.
Besides Justice Kalifulla, the other members of the committee are Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior Madras HC advocate Sriram Panchu.
The panel said on Wednesday, “The Chairman and the members of the mediation committee appointed by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for resolution of Ramjanmabhoomi/Babri Masjid dispute had assembled for the first meeting at 10.30 a.m. at Faizabad, UP, to start the mediation proceedings.
Notices had been issued to all the parties to the different Civil Appeals pending in the Hon’ble Supreme Court and to their advocates as well. The Committee heard all the parties who attended the proceedings.”