An outside view of Supreme Court in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

Ayodhya Case: Supreme Court Extends Time For Mediation Process Till Aug. 15

The Supreme Court on Friday extended the time for a mediation process in the Ayodhya case till Aug. 15. , 2019.

A panel of mediators, headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice FMI Kalifulla, has been set up explore an amicable solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya.

A five judge constitution bench—headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi—said they have received the report from Justice Kalifulla in which the panel has sought extension of time till Aug. 15 to complete mediation process.

"If the mediators are optimistic about the result and are seeking time till August 15, what is the harm in granting time? This issue has been pending for years and years. Why should we not grant time," the bench also comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer told the counsel appearing for the parties in the Ayodhya case.

The counsel appearing for both the Hindu and Muslim parties expressed confidence over the ongoing mediation proceedings and said they are fully cooperating with the process.