The Supreme Court has ordered a
formal mediation in the Ayodhya case pertaining to Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid
land dispute. The court has formed a three-member panel which will meet all the
stakeholders in the Ayodhya dispute case for mediation. The panel has to submit
a progress report of the mediator proceedings within four weeks.
Mediation is one of the methods of
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR is the procedure for settling
disputes without litigation.
Mediation is a procedure in which the
parties discuss their disputes with the assistance of a trained impartial third
person(s) who assists them in reaching a settlement.