ALLAHABAD: Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad has welcomed the suggestion of the Supreme Court to make fresh attempts to solve the Ayodhya issue amicably through negotiations. It was ready to bring both the parties together for talk, the Parishad added.
The Parishad comprises 13 akharas (religious order) to which saints across the globe are affiliated.
A bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, while hearing a petition filed by Subramanian Swamy, on Tuesday said such religious issues could only be solved through negotiations and offered to mediate to arrive at an amicable settlement.
The Akhara Parishad claimed it had started negotiations with one of the oldest litigants in the case, Hashim An sari in May, 2016. Ansari, however, passed away on July 20, 2016 before an out of court settlement could be reached.