New delhi sources stated that in a fresh twist to the Ayodhya case, a statement issued by the Muslim parties on Friday has questioned the impartiality and integrity of the mediation panel, and emphasized settlement is out of question. Meanwhile the statement issued by lawyer Ejaz Maqbool, who happens to be the leading advocate on record for the Muslim parties, has indicted mediation panel member and senior advocate sriram Panchu of acting in cahoots with Sunni.
Furthermore Waqf Board chairman Zufar Faruqui who has apparently fallen out with his legal team in delhi and it also dismissed all talks of a possible settlement by pointing out that neither Faruqui represents the Muslim community as neither while nor has the Hindu side expressed willingness to settle. Perhaps the two page statement also alleges that all leaks about a possible settlement proposal might have been done by the mediation panel itself although the Supreme Court has made it clear that mediation proceedings will remain completely confidential.
Moreover the statement added that it needs emphasis that such a leak was in total violation of the orders of the Supreme court that had directed that such proceedings should remain confidential and the timing of the leak, it said, was well thought of. The note alleged "Mr Panchu was also in the premises of the Supreme Court on 16th of October and was communicating in the premises to Mr Zafar Faruqui".