The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) appeal and ruled that Lal Krishan Advani and several other senior BJP leaders will face conspiracy charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambara, Satish Pradhan, Champat Rai Bansal and Late Giriraj Kishore will now face criminal conspiracy charges. The Allahabad high Court had earlier ruled in favour of dropping the conspiracy charges against veteran BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti.
CBI had later appealed against the high court's order. As soon as the apex court order came, Twitter reacted strongly with a mixed bag of reactions:
IF Advani is a criminal to have demolished a mosque, then half of Kashmir should be in jail for demolition of temples. #BabriMasjid— Karthikeyan (@RK_KarthikRK) April 19, 2017
25 years after the Babri demolition Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi & Uma Bharti to be tried for criminal conspiracy.— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) April 19, 2017
Unfortunate - Advani ji to face trial #BabriMasjid .The propulsion of Advani ji as President affected. Hope all issues are solved peacefully— Rahul Easwar (@RahulEaswar) April 19, 2017
SC verdict tomorrow on CBI appeal against dropping conspiracy charges against BJP leaders LK Advani, MM Joshi, others in #BabriMasjid case.— Sanjay Bragta (@SanjayBragta) April 18, 2017