AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi spoke on Supreme Court's suggestion of court-monitored mediation in the Ayodhya case. He said there's nothing wrong in Supreme Court's wisdom suggestion which the Muslim side and Nirmala Akhada have agreed to.
Hyderabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that he is no problem in the Supreme Court’s offer to mediate in order to permanently resolve the sensitive Ayodhya land dispute.
On Wednesday, Owaisi said that both sides have agreed to court monitored mediation in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid issue and demanded that the proceedings be kept confidential.
“Muslim side has accepted the SC suggestion for mediation and Nirmohi Akhara has also accepted it. When SC made the suggestion, Muslim side said the mediation should be court monitored and should be kept confidential,” he said.
He even quoted the Section 89 of the CrPC saying that it permits such mediation.
On Wednesday, a five-judge constitution bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi said that the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute is not only between two private parties but it involves two communities.
The court said that it wants the matter to be resolved amicably and reserved its order on whether the matter is to be referred for mediation. Besides CJI Gogoi, the bench comprised Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.
While Hindu Mahasabha and Ram Lalla opposed Supreme Court’s mediation suggestion, the Muslim parties said that they are ready for mediation.
Both the Hindu parties argued that the mediation is bound to fail because the land belongs to Lord Ram and they are not ready for any compromise.
The case has been pending before the court for almost last nine years. A total of 14 petitions have been filed in the top court contesting the 2010 Allahabad high court’s order to bifurcate the disputed 2.77 acres of land equally among the three parties — Nirmohi Akhara, Ram Lalla and Sunni Waqf Board.
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Last Updated Mar 7, 2019, 11:32 AM IST