SC appoints 3 member panel to mediate in Ayodhya dispute

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  1. The Supreme Court has referred the Ayodhya case for mediation. The Ayodhya case pertains to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute
  2. 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.
  3. Mediation is one of the methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR is the procedure for settling disputes without litigation.
  4. 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.