The Nirmohi Akhara, one of the plaintiff in the Ram
Janmabhoomi- -Babri Masjid land dispute case (Ayodhya case) has moved an
application in the Supreme Court alleging loopholes in the mediation
proceedings of the case.
The Supreme Court had referred the Ayodhya case
for mediation. The Court had formed a mediation panel headed by former SC judge
Justice F M Kalifullah. Mediation proceedings took place on 13th march 2019.
Dissatisfied with the mediation proceedings, the
Nirmohi Akhara has suggested the following measures: a) the Akhara and the UP Sunni
Waqf Board who are original plaintiffs in the case should be encouraged to have
dialogues with each other under the aegis of the panel, without having to give
any proposal in writing, b) induct two more retired Supreme Court judges to the
panel and c) shifting of the mediation proceedings from Faizabad to New Delhi as
the case is sensitive.
Mediation is one of the methods of Alternative
Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR is the procedure for settling disputes without
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.