EARLY TIMES REPORT
SRINAGAR, Oct 1:
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Thursday said that the Special Court verdict in the Babri masjid demolition case amounted to a ‘travesty of justice’.
“In a travesty of justice, a Special CBI Court Judge Shri S K Yadav on 30th September, 2020 acquitted all 32 main accused BJP leaders involved in the demolition of Babri Masjid that took place on 6th December, 1992,” said Saifuddin Soz in a statement issued here today.
The Special Judge S K Yadav, just one day before his retirement, observed that evidence against the accused was not strong enough and the Babri Mosque demolition incident was not pre-planned, observed Soz.
He further observed that the people who demolished the mosque were anti-national elements and the accused people were, in fact, trying to control the crowds from the demolition of Babri Mosque.
As against this, the Liberhan Commission set up in 1992 to probe the Babri Masjid demolition, had submitted its report on 30th June, 2009 before the then Prime Minister. The Commission had pointed to the involvement of senior RSS-BJP leaders including L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti with connivance of the then Uttar Pradesh Government and said that they either actively or passively supported the demolition. The fact of the matter is that the RSS-BJP combine wants courts to rule what is acceptable to it.