Babri demolition case – Did Modi Government’s Legal Team goof up?

Babri: Modi's Legal team seems to have the uncanny knack of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Babri: Modi's Legal team seems to have the uncanny knack of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Babri: Is the sloppiness on part of Modi's Legal team deliberate?

[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]S[/dropcap]upreme Court’s verdict on reviving the criminal conspiracy charges against veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and others is another instance of ineptitude of Modi Government’s legal team. The current Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has appeared in a few Ram Mandir related cases. He could have acted to withdraw this case or directed the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and his team to withdraw or change its stand in the Court after coming to power. After all the BJP Government had declared its commitment for construction of Ram Mandir in their manifesto. Did the legal eagles in BJP and Government not see red when Kapil Sibal entered the case as the Advocate of the now deceased intervener Haji Mahmoud Ahmed? And what about Mr. Jaitley who in this government is acknowledged to be the final word in the legal affairs of this government? How did all these legal eagles let this one slip?

Two FIRs were filed in the case.

This is the timeline of the case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 1992 after Babri Masjid demolition:

Dec, 1992: Two FIRs were filed in the case. One against unknown karsevaks for demolition of the mosque. The other named BJP leaders Advani, M M Joshi and others for allegedly giving ‘communal’ speeches before demolition.

October, 1993: CBI files composite charge sheet accusing Advani and others of conspiracy.

May 4, 2001: Special CBI court drops proceedings against accused including Advani, Joshi, Uma Bharti, Bal Thackeray and others.

Nov 2, 2004: CBI challenges before the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court, the dropping of proceedings against BJP leaders on technical grounds. Court issues notices.

May 20, 2010: High Court dismisses plea. Says no merit in CBI’s revision petition.

Feb, 2011: CBI moves Supreme Court against High Court order.

Mar 6, 2017: Supreme Court indicates it may consider reviving conspiracy charge against the BJP leaders in Babri Masjid demolition case.

Apr 6, 2017: SC favours time-bound completion of trial in the case and reserves order on CBI’s plea.

Apr 19, 2017: SC restores criminal conspiracy charge against leaders including Advani, Joshi and Union Cabinet Minister Uma Bharti in the case and clubs the trial in the matter pending against VIPs and Karsevaks.

[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]A[/dropcap]dvani, Joshi, Uma Bharti and other leaders were discharged by the trial court in 2011. The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government had filed the cases in November 2004 obviously for political reasons and filed an appeal in Allahabad High Court and lost the case in May 2010. And this miniscule group of 44 say that the current government “seeks vendetta”. Clearly they don’t look at themselves in the mirror. In February 2011 CBI under UPA Government approaches Supreme Court against the HC’s decision ratifying the decision of the trial court.

It is a well known fact that Babri Masjid demolition and creation of Ram Mandir movement is not a conspiracy.

The people in government and in the BJP party who are now in power should always remember that they reached this level only due to the Rath Yatra and Ram Mandir movement led by Advani, Joshi and Ashok Singhal.

If CBI (read Government) can take a stand on not filing appeal against the trial court’s discharge of Amit Shah from the dubious cases initiated by the Congress government, why did they not withdraw the appeal in Babri case in the Supreme Court? Was this sloppiness deliberate? After all, the Home Ministry and the National Investigation Agency have changed their positions in court on Congress manufactured cases in the so called Hindu Terror episode.

It is a well known fact that Babri Masjid demolition and creation of Ram Mandir movement is not a conspiracy. It is a spirit of Hindu Nationalism and this Hindu Nationalism energised by Advani, Joshi and Singhal has made BJP what it is today.

The current leadership was mentored by Advani and this is not the way to repay him. For all his quirks, L K Advani is the main reason the BJP is what it is today. The country can ill afford the contretemps of its legal team. It is time for Narendra Modi to revamp his so called legal eagles who seem to be able to snatch defeat often, from the jaws of victory.

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  1. This is just proof that the BJP/RSS has no interest in Hindutva, Ram Mandir etc….They will of course do the temple visits and the cow protection drama that will win them votes, nothing more – they are absolutely not committed to anything related to Hindutva beyond votes.

  2. It is only for the Media who are hungry for news..will be forgotten when new one came up..The so called secular are stumped by the move of the Center…not opposing it..wait and watch the game and it is a trap for seculars..

  3. I doubt if it is a ‘goof up’ . It is a deliberate ploy by Modi admin to rule like IG with absolute power and destroy any dissent. Modi CBI is quiet on LAllu, PC, son, Sonia, Vadra, Rahul, YSJ etc, but goes after LKA, MMJ and others.

    Make people wonder if Modi is power hungry and ungrateful.

  4. Joker party is full of jokers,,these jokers are enjoying today because the crooks in congis behaved like greedy kids in willy wonka’s chocolate factory, grabbing loot in every available activity of government.Their greed disgusted even Indians who are used to crooked ways of their netas.56″ happened to be in the right place at the right time to harvest the good work done by DrSwamy /Prashant bhushan.Now these jokers think they are bigger than the stalwarts and they will get their comeuppance if they continue their devious ways.What goes up must come down especially devious acts.

  5. Better this way

    To have it out and expose Gatbandhan of Nehru Gandhi cingi- Jihadi nexus.

    If Centre withdrew case, that would have been seen as a political move to benefit BJP. .

    This way, gatbandhan is trapped.

    Kapil Sibal has really lost it.

    Hope he like ,Mallya transferred $ 40 million to his children overseas.

    Whee will he hide now.

    Congress mukth Bharat, ab door nahi.

  6. Just a way to keep the elders of the BJP quiet and discredit them. Modi and Shah could not possibly not know of what is going on.This is to get full control of the BJP for their intended plans.

  7. It’s not clear how the incumbent AG , in spite of several “goof ups” in the past, with this Babri as climax still continuing. Mr.Advani, Mr.Joshi and all others deserve etter treatment in Babri case.


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