Old age and extensive travels cited reasons as exemptions of appearance in court.
They appeared before the court for framing of charges in light of a Supreme Court order restoring the serious offence of criminal conspiracy against them.
BJP leaders Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiyar, VHP’s Vishnu Hari Dalmia and Hindutva preacher Sadhvi Ritambara have also been summoned to the special CBI court.
In light of the recent developments, The Wire brings you a timeline of events of the 1992 incident and its immediate aftermath.
In the thirty-eighth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the reopening of criminal conspiracy charges against L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and others, and also explains why Vijay Mallya’s arrest and subsequent release is no cause for celebration.
Babri Masjid Demolition A ‘National Crime,’ Said SC in Judgment Reviving Conspiracy Charges Against Advani
“Crimes that shake the secular fabric of the constitution have allegedly been committed almost 25 years ago,” the Supreme Court said.
The court has ordered that the trial, to be held in Lucknow, be completed in two years.
In the 23rd episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about Uma Bharti’s comment on VIP culture and Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad’s assault on airline employee.
Twenty-four years after the Babri Masjid was demolished, a court witness wonders if justice delayed is justice denied, given that the cases against the accused are nowhere near conclusion.
A panel headed by the environment minister Anil Madhav Dave has agreed to submerge more than 100 square km of Panna Tiger Reserve to link the rivers.
Retaining rainwater through small check dams and farm embankments will assuage Bundelkhand’s thirst far better than a grand river linking scheme based on wrong assumption about water availability.
Are major faultlines within the BJP leadership coming in the way of the implementation of the grand inter-linking of rivers (ILR) project?
While drought is a manmade disaster, the consecutive scanty rainfall in Maharashtra over the last few years has worsened the water crisis.
The document, signed by the British Raj and Madan Mohan Malaviya and other representatives of ‘the Hindus’ has been introduced as the basis for NDA’s policy for river flow in the Ganga basin in a case before the Supreme Court.
Named by the police in the exam and recruitment scam, the senior BJP minister believes the CBI will confirm her suspicion that evidence was tampered to implicate her and save Shivraj Singh Chouhan