Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 30
The CPI(M) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) reacted to court’s verdict exculpating senior BJP leaders, including LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharti and members of the saffron camp, in the Babri mosque demolition case in Ayodhya on expected lines.
The CPI(M) roasted the verdict, saying it is “travesty of justice”, but the VHP, which was in the vanguard of Ram Temple construction at the site of the mosque, hailed it as “vindication of truth and justice”.
“The verdict busted conspiracy theories. It is time to look forward and work towards completing the Ram temple,” said VHP working president Alok Kumar.
The verdict given by the Special CBI Court at Lucknow acquitting all 32 accused has not gone down well with the CPI(M).
“All the top leaders of the BJP-VHP-RSS who were present at the scene guiding the criminal act have been found to be innocent of the charge of conspiracy to demolish the mosque,” said the party.
It highlighted that the Supreme Court in its Ayodhya judgment on November 8, last year had called the demolition an egregious violation of the law.
Now, the Lucknow court has found the main perpetrators of this crime not guilty, said the CPI(M) as it demanded of the CBI to immediately appeal against the judgment.