SC Orders Mediation and Appoints 3 member Panel in Ram Mandir Dispute

Today on 8th March 2019, five judges constitution bench of Supreme Court appointed a panel for mediation in Ayodhya dispute.

Earlier it was reported that among four parties, two (Muslim Party and Nirmohi Akhada) were ready for the mediation but other two (Ramlalla Virajman, Hindu Mahasabha) were not in favor of mediation at this stage of legislation.

ram mandir dispute panel
ram mandir dispute panel

The mediation process is to be completed in eight weeks while the first report to be submitted before the supreme court in four weeks.

Ayodhya Dispute Mediation Panel

Supreme Court of India has appointed a three-member panel for ram mandir dispute mediation chaired by retired Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla. Other two members are Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sriram Panchu.

Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla

  • Retired as Judge of Supreme Court of India in 2016
  • Appointed as Supreme Court Justice in 2012
  • Appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir in 2011
  • Appointed as a judge of the Madras High Court in 2000
  • Advocate since 1975
  • He is from Tamil Nadu

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  • Famous as Indian spiritual leader
  • Founder of Art of Living Foundation
  • He is also from Tamil Nadu

Sriram Panchu

  • Senior Advocate with 40 years of law practice
  • Renowned Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Founder of Concord Mediation
  • President of the national association Mediators India
  • A Director on the Board of the International Mediation Institute (IMI)
  • He is also from Tamil Nadu

Mediation process is to be held in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. Faizabad city forms a municipal corporation with Ayodhya.