New Delhi, July 11 : The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will begin day-to-day hearings in the decades-old Ayodhya-Babri masjid title dispute from July 25, if the mediation process has failed.
While hearing a petition seeking early hearing in the case, the court, sought a progress report from the three-member mediation panel by July 18. It added that in case mediation fails or is found unfeasible, it would begin hearing from July 25.
The Supreme Court in March had constituted a three-member committee chaired by former SC judge Fakkir Mohammed Ibrahim Kalifulla, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior Madras High Court advocate Sriram Panchu.
“We deem it proper to request head of mediation panel justice FMI Kallifullah to submit report by next Thursday,” the SC bench observed.