March 06, 2017

India - Babri Masjid Demolition Case: Won't Accept Dropping Of Charges Against LK Advani On Technical Grounds, Says Top Court (A Vaidyanathan)

New Delhi: 


  1. LK Advani was cleared of conspiracy charges by lower court in Babri case
  2. CBI has challenged High Court order confirming lower court decision
  3. Supreme Court may announce order on March 22
Senior BJP leader LK Advani and other BJP leaders may face trial in the decades-old Babri mosque demolition case, the Supreme Court indicated today. The court is expected to reveal on March 22 whether or not conspiracy charges will be revived against Mr Advani, 89, and other leaders like Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti. The charge was dropped by lower courts.

Mr Advani, Mr Joshi and a dozen others including Vinay Katiyar and Kalyan Singh - the Governor of Rajasthan - were released by a court in Raebareli from conspiracy charges in the razing of the 16th century Babri mosque in Ayodhya in December 1992 by Hindu activists who believed it was built on the birthplace of Lord Ram. [. . .]