A special court will give its verdict on September 30 in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are the accused in the case. The verdict in the case comes 28 years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
The verdict will be announced by a special court in Lucknow. The apex court had directed that the case be heard by September 30. Based on this, the verdict is going to be announced. Earlier, the apex court had directed that all the cases related to the conspiracy case and the demolition of the Babri Masjid should be tried together. Following this, the trial was held together.
Senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Vinay Kathyar, and Kalyan Singh were among the 32 accused in the case.
LK Advani had earlier told the court that he was not involved in the conspiracy behind the demolition of the Babri Masjid and was dragged into the case for political malfeasance. Murli Manohar Joshi also pleaded not guilty at the trial. The court also recorded the statements of some witnesses in the case through video conferencing.
Babri Masjid was a mosque in Ayodhya, India at a site believed by many Hindus to be the birthplace of Hindu deity Rama. It has been a focus of a dispute between the Hindu and Muslim communities since the 18th century. According to the mosque’s inscriptions, it was built in 1528–29 (935 AH) by general Mir Baqi, on the orders of the Mughal emperor Babur. The mosque was attacked and demolished by Hindu karsevaks in 1992, which ignited communal violence across the Indian subcontinent