All the accused have been acquitted by the special CBI court in the Babri Masjid demolition case of Ayodhya. The court while hearing the case said that there was not enough evidence to bring down the structure against the accused. Not only this, the court said that the Babri structure was demolished by the chaotic elements and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has no hand in it. Explain that the court said in the judgment on September 30 that the participation of BJP, RSS, VHP leaders in the Babri demolition and pre-planned demolition cannot be proved based on the evidence presented.
The court ruled that the accused could not be held guilty of the demolition of the mosque due to lack of evidence. At the time of the verdict, 26 people were present out of the 32 accused in the case. Apart from this, leaders like LK Advani, Uma Bharti and Murali Manohar Joshi were associated with the court through video conferencing. As soon as the verdict came, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad met Advani.
The special CBI court had asked all the 32 accused, including L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti to be present in the court today. While Uma Bharti has tested positive of covid-19, Advani and Joshi have health concerns because of their old age and pandemic.
There was excitement in the BJP camp as soon as the decision to acquit veteran leaders including Advani. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi welcomed the decision by tweeting. Sushil Modi wrote, ‘Jai Shri Ram. All the accused, including Advani ji, were free from blame. There was no pre-planned conspiracy to bring down the structure.
However Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that according to the Supreme Court’s decision in 2019, the demolition of Babri Masjid was an illegal offense but the special court acquitted all the accused. The decision of the special court is clearly contrary to the decision of the Supreme Court.
Reacting to the Babri Masjid demolition case, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has called it the black day of the court date. Owaisi targeted the decision by tweeting a lion. He wrote in the tweet that the same ‘murderous same Munsif court, that Shahid, in many decisions is now on the side too.
Sitaram Yechury, the general secretary of the Communist Party of Marxist, has described the decision in the case as a joke. He tweeted that this is a joke of justice. All those who were criminally accused of the demolition of Babri Masjid were acquitted. A mosque fell to itself? The constitutional bench headed by the Chief Justice of the then Supreme Court termed it a “horrendous” violation of the law. Now this decision! Embarrassing. At the same time, AIMIM leader Owaisi has tweeted a lion – the same killer, the same Munsif court. That Shahid, in many decisions, is now favored.
All India Muslim Personal Law Board lawyer Zafaryab Jilani has said that the court ignored the evidence and acquitted all the accused. He also said that ‘now the matter will be taken to the High Court’.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reacted to the decision and tweeted – “Satyamevjayate! Welcome the decision of the CBI special court, by the then Congress government to be plagued by political bias. They should be apologized to the public for this conspiracy.