Delhi, May 10: The Supreme Court on Friday has extended more time to the mediation panel for the Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute till August 15 to find a solution.
"The panel wants more time, which we are inclined to give," said a constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. In the hearing that lasted six minutes, the Chief Justice also said: "The mediation panel is optimistic."
The mediation panel consists of a former Supreme Court judge, FM Ibrahim Kalifulla, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and a senior advocate, Sriram Panchu.
Besides the Chief Justice, the other judges are Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer.