The Supreme Court is likely to peruse on Thursday a report on the "progress of mediation" in the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya.
A five-judgeConstitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had on July 11 soughta report on the issue and said that a day-to-day hearing may commence from July25 if the court decides to conclude the mediation proceedings.
The bench had requested former apex court judge Justice(Retd) F M I Kalifulla, chairperson of the three-member mediation panel, toapprise it by July 18 the progress of mediation till date and its presentstage.
"It will be convenient to have the said report latestby July 18, on which date further orders will be passed by this court,"the bench, also comprising justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushanand S A Nazeer, had said on July 11.
It passed the order while hearing an application filed by alegal heir of one of the original litigants, Gopal Singh Visharad, seeking ajudicial decision on the dispute and conclusion of the mediation process,alleging that nothing much was happening there.It had said that the court would passappropriate orders on July 18 after perusing the report filed by the mediationcommittee.