CJI Bobde wanted Shah Rukh Khan to mediate Ayodhya dispute

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CJI Bobde wanted Shah Rukh Khan to mediate Ayodhya dispute

Satya Prakash
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 23

Outgoing Chief Justice of India SA Bobde wanted Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to be a part of the staff of mediators appointed by the Supreme Court to discover an amicable answer to the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute at Ayodhya, Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh revealed on Friday.

“He asked me if Shah Rukh Khan can be a part of the committee…I spoke with SRK and he was happy to be in the mediation panel but unfortunately, mediation did not work,” Singh stated throughout a digital perform organised by the SCBA to bid adieu to Justice Bobde.

Singh stated Justice Bobde’s willingness to resolve the communally delicate problem via mediation was noteworthy.

The Supreme Court had appointed Justice (Retd) FMI Kalifulla, non secular guru Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior lawyer and mediation skilled Sriram Panchu to discover a mediated answer to the Ayodhya dispute. But the problem had to be adjudicated upon because the mediation failed.

The Supreme Court on November 9, 2019 paved the way in which for development of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya as a five-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi unanimously decreed the decades-old title dispute in favour of Ram Lalla.

It additionally ordered allotment of alternate land measuring 5 acre to Muslims for the development of a mosque and related actions inside the metropolis of Ayodhya.

In a 1045-page historic verdict, the highest court docket reversed the Allahabad High Court’s September 30, 2010 verdict equally dividing the disputed 2.77-acre land between Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhara and Muslims, terming it “legally unsustainable”.

Justice Bobde was on the five-judge Constitution Bench which delivered the historic verdict on Ayodhya dispute. Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S Abdul Nazeer had been the opposite three judges on the Bench.

 

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