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Should not leave any stone unturned in resolving Ayodhya issue: Sri Sri Ravishankar

Should not leave any stone unturned in resolving Ayodhya issue: Sri Sri Ravishankar

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Mar 2019, 07:41 am

New Delhi, Mar 8 (IBNS): Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar, who has been appointed as one of the mediators in resolving the Ayodhya land dispute by the Supreme Court, said a complete effort must be employed in resolving the issue.

Following the Supreme Court's order to mediate, Ravi Shankar tweeted, "This move towards mediation by the Hon Supreme Court is in the best interest of the country and all parties concerned. We should not leave any stone unturned in resolving this burning issue amicably."

In a follow up tweet, he said: "We should keep our egos and differences aside and come together with a spirit of honouring & accommodating the sentiments of the communities concerned."

Supreme Court judgement:

A five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, of Supreme Court on Friday ordered mediation in the politically-sensitive case which pertains to whether Ram temple can be built in the disputed land of Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya where Babri Masjid stood till 1992.

The top court named spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar, senior lawyer Sriram Panchu and Justice FMI Kalifullah in the mediation panel.

The mediation panel will have to submit a progress report in next four weeks while the next hearing on the case will take place in six-week time.

CJI said he sees no legal obstruction in mediating process.

The mediation will take place in Faizabad, a city in Uttar Pradesh.

The entire process will have to be kept confidential, said the top court.

What happened in Ayodhya and why the case is significant?

In 1992, the disputed Babri Masjid structure was brought down by several right-wing volunteers who believe Lord Ram was born on that site.

On Sept 27, the apex court had refused to re-visit its 1994 verdict which had stated mosque was not important for Muslims to offer prayers, paving way for the hearing of the Ayodhya case.

The verdict, if passed prior to 2019 General Elections, will be a boost for the BJP, whose political commitment was building the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Image Credit: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Twitter