India, Feb. 26 -- After the Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested a resolution of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute through mediation, the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas (RJN) and Muslim litigant Iqbal Ansari in the case opposed the proposal, saying such efforts have failed in the past.

The Supreme Court also fixed next Tuesday as the date for passing its order on whether to appoint a mediator and gave eight weeks' time for verification of the translation of the documents, translations and records in the case.

"Even if there is 1% chance for mediation between the parties (Hindus-Muslims) we should give it an opportunity," justice SA Bobde, one of the five judges comprising the Constitution Bench hearing the title suit, said.

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