The Congress party on Saturday lauded Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's efforts to hold talk with the stake holders of Babri Masjid-Ram Temple issue and act as a 'mediator' between them.
Speaking to ANI, senior Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said that if such efforts have been made by Sri Sri, it is appreciable, "While this matter subjudice, the court did say that this matter can be settled outside the court and if efforts have been made by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to solve the problem, it is welcome decision. The point is, it must be discussed properly with the stakeholders and no pressure must be brought on anybody. If done amicably it is good for country."
Talking almost on similar lines, another Congress leader K. T. S. Tulsi said, "It's very good anyone is most welcome to try to break the impasse and let's hope better sense prevails because mediation is always far more desirable than adjudication."
Earlier in the day, there were reports that in a fresh attempt to solve the decade long Ayodhya dispute, Sri Sri held a meeting between the representatives of two groups in the issue.
Ravi Shankar reportedly met representatives of Nirmohi Akhara and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) to discuss the legal battle over the Ayodhya dispute.