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AIMPLB calls meeting over Ayodhya land dispute days after first sitting of SC-appointed mediation panel

Lucknow: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has called an emergency meeting of its working committee on Sunday morning to discuss the Ayodhya issue. All the 51 members of the committee are expected to be present in the meeting which is likely to be joined by a representatives of the Sunni Central Waqf Board.

 AIMPLB calls meeting over Ayodhya land dispute days after first sitting of SC-appointed mediation panel

A model of the proposed Ram Temple at Ayodhya. Reuters

The Supreme Court-appointed mediation committee for resolution of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute held its first sitting on Wednesday and heard all parties who attended the proceedings.

The panel, headed by former apex court judge FM Ibrahim Kalifulla, had directed that there should not be any reporting of the mediation proceedings in the print or other media, pointing out the views expressed by the top court. On 8 March, the Supreme Court had referred the land dispute case for court-appointed and monitored mediation.

A five-judge Constitution bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had said that the mediation proceedings will be held in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh and the state government will provide the mediators with all facilities.

The bench was hearing appeals against the 30 September, 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court which ordered a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya between the Nirmohi Akhara sect, the Sunni Central Waqf Board, Uttar Pradesh and Ramlalla Virajman.

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Updated Date: Mar 24, 2019 11:34:27 IST