Babri Masjid Case: Indian court acquits all BJP leaders for ‘lack of evidence’
Babri Masjid Case: Indian court acquits all 32 accused. including BJP leaders for ‘lack of evidence’.
In a controversial verdict, the Indian court acquits all 32 accused of demolishing Babari Masjid for ‘Lack of evidence’ against them.
The verdict came 30 years after extremist Hindus razed the mosque to the ground. The demolition of the mosque also triggered riots where more than 2000 Muslims lost their lives. The Hindus believe that the mosque was built after demolishing a temple. The temple was the birthplace of Indian god Lord Rama.
Among the acquitted are some top BJP leaders including BJP founder-members Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, and Uma Bharti. The court didn’t find anything that suggests that the incident was preplanned.
Last year, the Indian Supreme court allowed a temple to be built on the location with a separate place allocated for another mosque. The decision was met with criticism from Pakistan who called the verdict “a flawed judgment”. “A temple built on the site of a historic mosque will remain a blot on the face of the so-called Indian democracy for the times to come.”