The Supreme Court-constituted three-member panel on Wednesday held its first meeting in a bid to resolve the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmbhoomi title suit dispute.
Twenty-five litigants in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case along with their counsels appeared on Wednesday before a Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel in Faizabad.
The Faizabad administration had issued notices to the 25 litigants on behalf of the panel.
The panel is headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice F.M.I. Kalifulla, with Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Shriram Panchu as members.
The members would be staying in Faizabad for three days as per the programme given by the panel, officials said
Heavy restriction have been imposed on the road leading to the Guest House on the Awadh University campus where the proceedings are taking place.
Referring the dispute, the apex court court on March 8 said that "utmost confidentiality" should be maintained to ensure success of the process and that it should be completed within eight weeks.
(With inputs from agencies)