The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Wednesday came to the defence of BJP veterans Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti after the Supreme Court restored conspiracy charges against them in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition case and said that there was no conspiracy as it was a result of the invisible Hindu anger.
Justifying his assertion, RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha told ANI that the invisible Hindu anger was the result of pseudo-secularist politics in the country and the anti-Hindu attitude of the then central government.
He said the judiciary's verdict can't be contested.
"But as far as the conspiracy case is concerned, we have our considered view that there was no conspiracy," he added.
The RSS ideologue further said that the Hindus would not give up their demand of building a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
"There is no question that the Hindu society is going to give up the demand of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Every Hindu is determined to fight the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya because Ram is not merely a God for us but he is a symbol of our identity. He is India's legacy, he represents India's culture and he represents the values of life," said Sinha.
Meanwhile, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA Waris Pathan welcomed the Supreme Court's decision and said it was a long pending demand of his party.
He said that the people would get justice only after the verdict is pronounced in the case.
Earlier in the day, the apex court allowed the CBI's appeal in the Babri Masjid demolition case and restored criminal conspiracy charges against the above mentioned BJP veterans including Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh.
However, Kalyan Singh, who was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1992, enjoys constitutional immunity as the Rajasthan Governor and can be tried only after he leaves office.
The apex court ordered that two separate cases in Lucknow and Raebareli against Advani, Joshi and Bharti and unknown 'kar sevaks' shall be brought together in one trial.
The Supreme Court also directed the trial court in Lucknow to commence the proceedings in four weeks and hear the matter on a day-to-day basis so as to complete the hearing in two years. The apex court also said there will be no 'de novo' (fresh) trial.
The CBI has been ordered to ensure that at least one prosecution witness appears in the trial court for recording of testimony.
To ensure speedy trial, the top court has given two important directions - first, no party shall be granted adjournments without the sessions judge being satisfied of the reasons for it; second, the trial judge hearing the case shall not be transferred till the judgement is delivered.
The Supreme Court also said that its order should be followed in letter and spirit. If the parties involved feel that the top court's order is not being followed in letter and spirit then they will be having the liberty to approach the apex court.
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