Ayodhya dispute: The Bench also allowed the parties to file their objections, if any, to the translations of the various documents which is being undertaken by the SC Registry.
The Supreme Court on Friday granted the three-member panel time till August 15 to explore the possibility of resolving the centuries-old Ayodhya dispute through mediation among the parties.
A Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, which took up the matter today, said it had received the report dated May 7 submitted by the Committee and led by Justice (retired) F M Ibrahim Khalifullah “indicating the progress made in mediation proceedings”.
The three-member panel, whose other members comprise of spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu, has also sought an extension of time to complete the task assigned to it and find a lasting solution to the dispute, the CJI pointed out.
The Bench, which also consisted of Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, said it was inclined to grant more time as prayed for.