Indian supreme court adjourns Babri Mosque case again

Senior ruling party leaders have been accused in demolition of Babri Mosque that led to deadly Hindu-Muslim riots in 1992

Indian supreme court adjourns Babri Mosque case again

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Supreme Court of India has again adjourned the plea challenging a trial court’s order to drop charges of criminal conspiracy against senior ruling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leaders for their involvement in the demolition of the centuries-old Babri Mosque in 1992.

The case will come up for hearing in the court in the capital, New Delhi, on April 6.

BJP leaders, including L. K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi have been charged with conspiracy by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case.

The dispute over the site of the destroyed Babri mosque in the ancient city of Ayodhya in northern Uttar Pradesh state is a decades-old issue between Hindus and Muslims of India, which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people over the years.

In December 1992, Hindus gathered at the disputed site and destroyed the 16th-century mosque named after the Mughal dynasty Emperor, Babur. The destruction prompted nationwide communal riots that left around 2,000 people dead.

Since then, Muslims have been calling for a new mosque at the same place, while Hindus have been demanding a temple on the site, claiming their most revered god, Lord Ram, was born there.

The case over the dispute has been languishing in India’s legal system for years without any final outcome.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Mart 2017, 15:02