Babri Mosque Demolition Case: HC Adjourns for 2 Weeks Hearing on Plea versus Acquittal of All 32 Charged
The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday adjourned for 2 weeks hearing on a plea against the acquittal of all 32 accused, including BJP veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, in the Babri mosque demolition case.
The Lucknow bench of the court adjourned hearing after the petitioners required some time to remove certain defects in their case file. The matter turned up before a bench of Justice Rakesh Srivastava. The petition was submitted on January 8 by Ayodhya locals Haji Mahmood Ahmad and Syed Akhlaq Ahmad.
Their counsel is All India Muslim Personal Law Board executive member Zafaryab Jilani, who has also been the convener of the Babri Masjid Action Committee. While submitting the petition, Jilani had said the two Ayodhya citizens moved court because the CBI has not yet appealed versus the September 30 judgment. The petitioners have actually claimed that they are witnesses in the trial.
The trial judge had actually contradicted newspaper clippings and video clips as proof because the originals were not produced in court. He also held that the CBI might not produce any proof that the accused had a meeting of minds with the’ kar sevaks’ who demolished the structure.
The petitioners have pleaded that the CBI court committed an error in not convicting the accused in spite of the presence of sufficient proof on record. The trial judge did dislike the proof of conspiracy in the ideal viewpoint, their petition stated. The petitioners have actually sought that the record from the high court be summoned, its judgment set aside and the all the 32 accused held guilty and penalized accordingly.
Previous deputy prime minister L K Advani, the then Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, previous Union ministers Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti and Ram Janmaboomi Teerth Kshetra Trust president Nritya Gopal Das were among those cleared by the lower court. The Babri mosque was destroyed on December 6, 1992 by a mob of kar sevaks who believed that the 16 th century structure stood at the birth place of Lord Ram.
In November 2019, a Supreme Court ruling on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Mosque land conflict led the way for the construction of the Ram temple at the objected to site.
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