On Friday, Supreme Court have raised a voice regarding the Ayodhya Land dispute case. The Babri masjid case which was still hanging have again been pondered upon with great interest. The apex court have chosen a panel to complete the mediation process within 8 weeks. It also said that the proceedings should start within one week.
The Supreme court has appointed Retired Justice Khalifulla as the chairman of the panel which also includes other two members, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sri Ram Panchu. As mentioned, the hearing of the case will start in the coming week.
The retired justice Khalifulla said
“I understand SC has appointed a mediation committee headed by me. I’m yet to receive order copy.I can say if committee has been constituted, we’ll take every effort to resolve the issue amicably.”
The case will be headed by a five judge Constitution bench which has The Cheif Justice, Ranjan Gogoi, Justice SA Bobde, Justice SA Nazeer, Justice DY Chandrachud, and Justice Ashok Bhushan. The Panel of the Judges have asked the mediation panel to file a progress report after 4 weeks.
Previously, there have been 4 attempts to resolve this 70 years old sensitive case of Ram Jamanbhoomi – Babri Masjid disputed land in Ayodhya. The first attempt was in 1990s followed by further attempts in 2003 and then in March 2017.
The mediation proceedings will be held on camera in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad. The Supreme Court has strictly said that the proceedings will be held in “extreme confidentiality” and No media persons and journalists will be allowed.
The mediation panel and the Judges wishes to resolve this issue with delicacy and while maintaining peace and harmony in India.
Wherever a Hindu-Muslim issue is involved, India have seen only disputes. This time, the apex court have took a major step by stopping the media interference whatsoever. And it suits perfect in the current scenario.
“We must all move together towards ending long-standing conflicts happily by maintaining harmony in society”, Sri sri Ravishankar said.
Sentiments of the whole country are associated with this case and seeing that if the apex court give it’s verdict in the favour of Hindus, the Muslims will be offended and vice versa. Therefore, if the mediation panel comes up with a neutral solution, it would be the best for both the communities. Rather than building a religious place namely mandir or masjid, the place should be used to build an educational institution. School or college, anything which the people of Ayodhya wants at this point of time. The name of the educational institution should reflect a Harmonious blend of both the communities. Kids will gain education from there irrespective of their religious backgrounds.
The need of the hour is not to build communal minds, rather secular and Liberal minds and Education is the first step in this regard.
Let’s hope for the best !