Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid: Supreme Court refers Ayodhya matter to mediation

Bar & Bench March 8 2019

In a significant move, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today referred the Ayodhya dispute for mediation.

The Bench invoked Section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) to do so while also taking into consideration the objections raised by the parties on the strength of Order I rule 8 (sub-rule 2, 3 and 4) of the CPC and Order XXIII rule 3-B of the CPC . It then held that there is no legal impediment in referring the matter for mediation.

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