A special CBI court will decide the guilty of instigating a mob of Kar Sevaks under a criminal conspiracy in the demolition of Babri Masjid on senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani and 31 others. On December 6, 1992, the Mughal-era mosque was brought down when the BJP_RSS combined the Ram Janam Bhoomi movement across the country. The prime accused are Mr. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh, Sadhvi Ritambara, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Sakshi Mahraj, and many members of parliaments, and RSS.
When the mosque was demolished, Mr. Kalyan Singh was the CM of Uttar Pradesh. A special court of CBI has to deliver the verdict against the Babri Masjid demolition in Uttar Pradesh Ayodhya. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, few of the key accused is unlikely to present as they are likely to attend the video conference proceedings. Ahead of the verdict, no one is allowed in the court premises other than defense and CBI lawyers to stop any public gathering. The entry is only permitted through the front, and all other gates and nearby areas will be barricaded to stop the traffic.
All the 32 Babri Masjid verdicts are facing charges under many sections of the Indian Penal Code, rioting, promoting enmity, and criminal conspiracy. Those who are not present in court are Uma Bharti, and Kalyan Singh has tested positive for coronavirus. Ram Janmbhoomi trust chief Mahant Nitya Gopal das, and Shiv Sena leader Satish Pradhan are also attending the court proceedings through video conferencing. Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi and Lal Krishna Advani were not in the court due to health issues.
The Timeline Of Events
- December 1992- CBI lodges FIR and starts an investigation
- October 1993- CBI files a charge sheet against L. K. Advani and all others
- September 1997- Lucknow court orders charges against them
- May 2001- Lucknow court ditches case. Then CBI moves to the high court
- April 2010- Allahabad high court upholds the 2001 court trial
- April 2017- Supreme Court orders restoration of charges
The accused face charges against letting down a place of worship that comes under a deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings, public misguiding, and rioting. The CBI argued that the accused to demolish the 16th-century Mughal era mosque. The accused pleaded innocence, and there is no such evidence to prove them guilt under various sections. The charges were filed against 48 people, 17 of them have died during the court trial.