The Supreme Court on April 19 revived the conspiracy charges against senior BJP leader, L.K. Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi and the Union Water Resources and River Development Minister Uma Bharti in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
The apex court also ordered that no adjournment would be given under normal circumstances, adding that no judge hearing the case would be transferred.
Earlier on April 6, the apex court reserved its order on whether criminal conspiracy charges should be initiated or not against various Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
The CBI had charge-sheeted Advani and 20 others under Sections 153A (promoting enmity between classes), 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) and 505 (false statements, rumours etc. circulated with the intent to cause mutiny or disturb public peace) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
It had subsequently invoked charges under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC, which was quashed by the special court whose decision was upheld by the High Court.
As soon as the news broke, the people on Twitter went crazy and said Advani’s dream of becoming the President has been shattered. Check out the reactions
Modi: Advani ji President banna chahte hain..[Opens babri masjid case] pic.twitter.com/xRrh8EzKP6
Amit Shah: Main Hoon Na…
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) April 19, 2017
— nakhrilichori (@21psmon) April 19, 2017
Advani was one of the strongest contenders for the President, but the Supreme Court also turned him Down..#BabriMasjid
— Aakriti Mishra (@iam_aakritistic) April 19, 2017
#BabriMasjid earlier PM now president both the dreams of advani shattered
— The Right Person (@iamgaous) April 19, 2017
— Nitin Singh (@dnitinsin) April 19, 2017
The #BabriMasjid trail will curtail Presidential ambitions of Lal Krishna Advani
— Pradeep Mehra (@PradeepMehra) April 19, 2017
— santhosh (@jhinkalak) April 19, 2017
— राजेश व्हि बेडसे (@bedseraju) April 19, 2017
— Anuubhav Arya Nanda (@Anuubhav) April 19, 2017
Good that Babur died long back as he would be declared innocent. So let’s charge LK Advani with conspiracy charges in #BabriMasjid case.
— v.asish kumar (@vasishkumar) April 19, 2017