A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi also said that petitioners in the case are free to resort to mediation through the apex court appointed panel, but the day-to-day hearing in the case would continue.
Citing a report by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Vaidyanathan informed the Supreme Court that pillar bases found at the site establish the existence of a huge structure before the mosque was constructed.
A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had asked the parties involved in the case to explore the possibility of settling the matter through an in-camera, court-monitored process of mediation that could pave the way for a “healing”.
The Constitution Bench, hearing the matter, gave a week's time to the parties involved to explore the possibility of settling the matter through an in-camera, court-monitored process of mediation that could pave the way for a “healing”.
The Centre on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court asking that it be allowed to had over the non-disputed land acquired around the disputed site to its original owners. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath welcomed the Centre's move.
Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?