The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that fresh attempts for an out of court settlement of the Ram Janm Bhoomi issue should be made. The SC said that both parties part of the dispute must make fresh attempts for a negotiated settlement.
"Both parties must try and sort out the issue. We are ready to mediate the settlement," the Supreme Court observed.
The bench headed by the Chief Justice J S Khehar said that these are sensitive matters. "It is best that such matters are negotiated," the court held.
The court will next hear the matter on March 31. The parties would need to indicate before the bench whether the matter could be settled through negotiations or not.
During the hearing, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy said that several attempts were made to settle the matter through negotiations, but have failed. The court said that the parties must sit together and settle the matter. "We can also find a principle negotiator for the same," the court held.