Bharatiya Janata Party leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati will appear before a court in Lucknow where charges will be framed in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
The court will frame the charges against them and other leaders for their alleged role in the conspiracy behind the demolition of the mosque in 1992.
BJP devotees L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati will appear before a special CBI court here on Tuesday for framing of charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
Besides them, Special CBI judge S K Yadav had asked BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, VHP’s Vishnu Hari Dalmia and a one-time firebrand Hindutva preacher Sadhvi Ritambhara to present themselves before the court in person.
Previously on April 19, the apex court had accused LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti along with other accused for hatching criminal conspiracy in one of the biggest political sensitive case. The court had also ordered day-to-day hearing for the matter.
Terming the demolition of ‘Babri Masjid’ as ‘crime’, SC had allowed CBI’s plea seeking the restoration of criminal conspiracy charge against the BJP leaders. However, SC has granted full immunity to the former UP CM, Kalyan Singh, stating that Singh holds the gubernatorial office.
The court had called the destruction of the medieval-era monument a “crime” which shook the “secular fabric of the Constitution”.
On December 6, 1992, the mosque was demolished by lakhs of karsevaks who had gathered at the site from across the country. The incident had triggered communal riots across the country. The karsevaks had claimed that the land on which the mosque stood was the birthplace of Ram.