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Supreme Court to hear Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute case on August 2 

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WION New Delhi Jul 18, 2019, 11.13 AM (IST) Written By: Jessica Taneja

The Supreme Court of India will now hear the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute case on August 2. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi ordered the mediation panel to submit a detailed report in Supreme Court by July 31.

In the last hearing, the top court assured that if mediation talks failed to reach an amicable solution to resolve the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute, then the court will commence hearing the case on a day to day basis from July 25. 

The original plaintiff had sought an early hearing in the case.

Senior lawyer SK Parasaran arguing for one of the applicants told the top court that mediation talks were neither making much progress nor able to bring any positive results. 

However, senior advocate Rajeev Dhawan representing Muslim parties said that this was not the time to criticise the mediation panel.

“I don’t think it’s fair to criticise mediation panel’s proceedings. Parties cannot come to court asking to scrap the mediation talks on our account,'' he said.

To resolve the title dispute case, the apex court had appointed a mediation panel led by former Supreme Court judge FM Khalifullah. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sri Ram Panchu are the other two members of the panel. While forming the panel court had asked the mediation panel to maintain utmost confidentiality and disallowed media from reporting the panel proceedings. 

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Senior lawyer SK Parasaran arguing for one of the applicants told the top court that mediation talks were neither making much progress nor able to bring any positive results.