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Babri verdict LIVE: All acquitted; accused tried to stop mob, says judge

The 1992 Babri Masjid demolition had cost around 3,000 lives and changed the country's political landscape. Stay tuned for Babri Masjid demolition verdict LIVE updates

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The accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case include senior leaders of the ruling BJP - the party's founder-members L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, former minister Uma Bharti

Babri Masjid demolition case verdict: A Special CBI court hearing the Babri mosque demolition case of December 6, 1992, acquitted all the 32 accused on Wednesday saying it was spontaneous and not a planned move. Those acquitted in the case that lasted 28 years include former Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani, former Union Ministers M.M. Joshi, Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh and Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, among others. Former BJP MP Vinay Katiyar and Hindu leader Sadhvi Rithambhara, who were among the accused present in court, said: "Sab Ramji ki kripa hai".

As soon as the court announced the acquittal of the accused, jubilation broke out outside the court, in Ayodhya and Lucknow where supporters of the leaders were present to celebrate the occasion. Special CBI judge S.K. Yadav, in his verdict, said that the demotion was not a planned incident but a spontaneous act.

Stay tuned for Babri Masjid demolition verdict LIVE updates
1:10 PM

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath expresses happiness over the Babri Demolition case verdict and says justice wins

1:10 PM

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut welcomes the verdict on the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case

12:28 PM

Babri Masjid demolition case verdict LIVE: Advani and Joshi tried to stop the mob says judge

12:16 PM

Babri Masjid demolition case verdict LIVE: The verdict will be announced in Court room number 18

The verdict will be announced in Court room number 18, and it has been decided that only five out of 32 accused will be inside the courtroom at any time
12:00 PM

Babri Masjid demolition case verdict LIVE: Judge SK Yadav begins to read the 2000+ page judgment

11:58 AM

Babri Masjid demolition judgment day: Verdict anytime now

11:57 AM

11:32 am (IST) A multi-layered security apparatus has been put in place in the vicinity of the Old High Court building in Lucknow

11:40 AM

Babri Masjid demolition case verdict LIVE: Special Judge S.K. Yadav to commence the proceedings now

11:39 AM

Babri Masjid demolition case verdict LIVE: Special CBI judge takes roll call

11:27 AM

In the Ayodhya Judgment, SC held that 'Babri Mosque demolition was an egregious violation of the rule of law, wrong committed must be remedied'

11:25 AM

Babri Masjid demolition case verdict LIVE: LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharati may appear through video conferencing

11:18 AM

Babri Masjid demolition case verdict LIVE: Court will decide on 2 FIRs

Court will decide on 2 FIRs – 197/1992 & 198/1992
 
FIR 197 was against unnamed Karsevaks for the demolition of the structure 
 
FIR 198 was against eight BJP leaders for instigating the demolition of the structure.
11:17 AM

Vinay Katiyar and Ram Vilas Vedanti, accused in Babri Masjid demolition case, arrive the Special CBI court in Lucknow for the hearing today

 
 
11:13 AM

Babri Masjid demolition case verdict LIVE: Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas chief, Nritya Gopal Das unlikely to be present in the CBI special court

11:12 AM

Babri Masjid demolition case verdict LIVE: L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi not physically present before the Court

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First Published: Sep 30 2020 | 9:48 AM IST

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