- The Supreme Court has referred the Ayodhya case for mediation. The Ayodhya case pertains to the 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 is headed by former SC judge Justice F M Kalifullah to resolve the issue. The other members of the panel include spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Senior Advocate Sriram Panchu. 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.
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