Soon after the Supreme Court referred the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case to a court-monitored mediation panel, its member spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar called out “to move together towards the goal of respecting everyone and turning dreams to reality”.
“Respecting everyone, turning dreams to reality, ending long-standing conflicts happily and maintaining harmony in society – we must all move together towards these goals,” he tweeted.
Respecting everyone, turning dreams to reality, ending long-standing conflicts happily and maintaining harmony in society – we must all move together towards these goals.#ayodhyamediation
— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) March 8, 2019
Earlier in the day, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court appointed a panel of three mediators for the Ayodhya title suit case.
The panel will be headed by Justice FM Kaliifullah (Retd) and also comprise Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.
The mediation process will begin in a week, the court ordered adding that a status report has to be submitted by the panel within four weeks. The mediation proceedings will have to be completed within eight weeks.
On Wednesday, Ravi Shankar had hailed the Supreme Court move towards mediation saying that “it was in the best interest of the country and all parties concerned”. “We should not leave any stone unturned in resolving this burning issue amicably,” he said.
He further called for setting aside egos and uniting with a spirit of honouring and accommodating the sentiments of the communities concerned.
Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had earlier last year said the best solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute was an out-of-court settlement under which the Muslims gift the land to the Hindus for building a grand Ram Temple.
On March 6, last year, Ravi Shankar had written to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) proposing an amicable solution where Muslims would gift the entire 2.77 acres of the disputed site to Hindus as a goodwill gesture and, in turn, Hindus would gift five acres of land near the site, to build a bigger mosque. The AIMPLB, however, had rejected Ravi Shankar’s proposal.