The special bench of the Allahabad High Court, hearing the Ayodhya title suits, will make another attempt for an amicable solution to the 60-year-old case by calling the parties to the dispute on September 17.
The court on Tuesday passed the order on the application of Ramesh Chandra Tripathi, the defendant of a suit moved on Monday pleading that the title suit verdict, slated to be pronounced on September 24 next, be deferred.
One of the three judges hearing the case, Justice D.V. Sharma, had directed that the application be registered and listed before the day of the verdict announcement.
The court has now fixed September 17 to call the lawyers of all the parties to the dispute to find ways to resolve the case through reconciliation.
Justice Sharma also said in his order that “thus, before delivery of judgment by this court, to my mind, every endeavour has to be made to settle the dispute as per the prayer made by the applicant with the hope that if the matter is settled through compromise, it shall be in the interest of everybody”.
The special full bench comprises Justices Sharma, S.U. Khan and Sudhir Agarwal.