Babri Masjid Demolition Case Verdict In Special CBI Court

Twenty-eight years after the Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, a special CBI court in Lucknow will be delivering its verdict.

Jessica David

September 30, 2020

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The verdict in the 28-year-old case involving the demolition of Babri Masjid, which stood at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, will be pronounced on Wednesday (September 30) by a special court in Lucknow. The 1992 demolition – preceded by a series of rath yatras by the BJP’s LK Advani – had cost around 3,000 lives and changed the country’s political landscape. The accused in the case include senior leaders of the ruling BJP – the party’s founder-members Mr Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, former ministers Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh. But none of the four high-profile accused is present in court.

Mr Advani (92) and Mr Joshi (86) are exempted from attending on health grounds. Uma Bharti has contracted Coronavirus and Kalyan Singh is recuperating from it. LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh, who are among the 32 surviving accused in the case are facing charges of criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity. The court, which has asked all the accused to be present, has to decide whether they along with others conspired and instigated thousands of activists to bring down the mosque on December 6, 1992.

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