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Babri issue: Hearing postponed for two weeks

The infamous, 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case hearing has been delayed by two weeks on Thursday by the Apex Court. The court also asked all the parties concerned to file their written submissions. This hearing comes just three days after the SC had suggested resolving the infamous case of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute outside the court.

On December 6, 1992, the mosque was demolished by karsevaks which had triggered communal riots across the country.

The bench which was set to decide if BJP leaders namely  Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, and Uma Bharti should face conspiracy charges was adjourned to April 6 after Advani’s counsel KK Venugopal said he would not be able to argue the case on Thursday as he was busy.

“We will not accept the discharge of Advani and others on technical grounds,” the court had said on March 6 when it had asked te CBI to file a supplementary charge sheet against the accused. The court was hearing appeals filed by the CBI against the Allahabad High Court verdict that had discharged the leaders.

The Supreme Court has suggested merging both the cases in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition, one in Lucknow and the other in Raebareli.

 

 

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