26 October, 2020

The Legal Wrangle

The demolition case, the Liberhan Commission, the title suit, the Bombay riots and blasts cases ...

The Legal Wrangle
The Ayodhya cases, for one reason or another, simply drag on. A decade after the demolition of the disputed structure, and five decades after a litigant first appealed to the civil judge, Faizabad, seeking permission to worship deities installed at the 'Asthan Janma Bhoomi', the complex layers of litigation being fought at various levels—from the Supreme Court to a cbi special court—continues. Of these, the Liberhan Commission, set up to look into the circumstances leading to the demolition of Babri Masjid, is expected to deliver its report 'any time now'. As for the others, given their complex politico-legal nature, there is still no light at the end of the tunnel.

The Demolition Case
This is the most controversial and political of the Ram Janmabhoomi cases. Among the 49 accused for conspiring to demolish Babri Masjid are bjp heavyweights L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati. Right from the day the two conspiracy cases were filed on December 6, 1992, every effort was made by the bjp to stall the cases by filing a series of four revision...



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