The Supreme Court has observed that a movie
cannot affect the outcome of the mediation process in Ayodhya case. The observation
comes in the backdrop of a petition that has urged the SC to stop the release
of a film ‘Ram Ki Janmabhoomi’ as it may impact the mediation in the
Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri land dispute case.
The Supreme Court had referred the Ayodhya case
for a formal mediation. The Court had formed a mediation panel headed by former
SC judge Justice F M Kalifullah.
Mediation is one of the methods of Alternative
Dispute Resolution (ADR) – 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.