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Babri verdict: LK Advani, MM Joshi welcome historic verdict; ‘court’s decision proves no conspiracy’

A special court here delivered the much-awaited judgement today in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case. In its verdict, the judge said the demolition wasn't pre-planned. Citing that there is no conclusive proof, all 32 were acquitted by the court.

New Delhi: Reading out the 2,000-page order, CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav acquitted all 32 accused in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case. The court observed that the demolition was not pre-planned and evidences are not strong. The court ruled that the CBI had not been able to produce evidence to back up its charge that there was a conspiracy to demolish Babri Masjid. The judge acquitted the 32 accused in the case including former deputy prime minister LK Advani, former Union ministers MM Joshi and Uma Bharti and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh.

Former deputy prime minister LK Advani welcomed the verdict. In his first comment after the Lucknow court delivered its finding in the Babri demolition case, Advani said he “wholeheartedly welcome the judgment”. The judgement vindicates my personal and BJP's belief and commitment toward the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, said Lal Krishna Advani.

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi too welcomed the historic verdict and said it proves that no conspiracy was hatched for the December 6 incident in Ayodhya.