The Supreme Court ordered the mediation panel on the Ayodhya land dispute case to submit an interim report of the process by July 18 on Thursday and added that it would resume hearing on July 25. It also said that based on the mediation report it would decide if there is a need for it to conduct a day-to-day hearing in the matter.
Dr Subramanian Swamy who has been arguing for speedy resolution and had even suggested for a law to be enacted by the Centre so the matter could be settled faster tweeted soon after the Supreme Court passed the verdict on the plea seeking early hearing.
He said that the good news from the verdict according to him was that the top court would conduct day-to-day hearing in the matter after July 25 after reviewing progress made by the mediation panel.
Earlier on Thursday, he had even tweeted to his followers saying that he was present at the Supreme Court for the hearing.
The Supreme Court had on March 8 ordered a time-bound 8-week mediation into the decades-old Ayodhya dispute while appointing the mediation panel comprising of three mediators - retired Supreme Court Justice Kalifulla, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sriram Panchu. UP's Faizabad was set as the location where the mediation would be held. Notably, the eight-week deadline for the mediation talks culminated earlier on May 3.