Supreme Court to hear Ayodhya land dispute case on Friday

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India May 09, 2019, 07.03 PM(IST)

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The matter will come for the first time on Friday since March 8 order by which the top court had referred the decades-old politically sensitive case for mediation.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Friday the issues relating to the Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

A notice in this regard was put up on the apex court website which said that the matter will be heard by a five-judge Constitution bench comprising Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.

The matter will come for the first time on Friday since March 8 order by which the top court had referred the decades-old politically sensitive case for mediation by a panel headed by former apex court judge FM I Kalifulla for exploring the possibility of an amicable settlement.

Spiritual guru and founder of Art of Living Foundation Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu, a renowned mediator, are the other two members of the panel of mediators.

The panel was asked by the apex court to hold in-camera proceedings and complete it within eight weeks.