The Babri Masjid demolition is just an incident and there is nothing famous or infamous about it,the Supreme Court said on Monday while listing CBI’s plea for levelling charges of criminal conspiracy against senior BJP leader L K Advani,Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and 18 others to March 27.
“What is famous about it? It was an incident,which happened and parties are before us. It is not famous or infamous,” a Bench of Justices H L Dattu and C K Prasad said when the Additional Solicitor General said at the beginning of the proceeding that the matter is related to “famous” Babri Masjid demolition case.
The proceeding before the Bench could not go on as it was mentioned that some of the parties in the case have not filed their response and the case was then adjourned for March.
The apex court had on March 4 last year issued notice to 21 people including Advani,Thackeray,Kalyan Singh,Uma Bharti,Satish Pradhan,CR Bansal,MM Joshi,Vinay Katiyar,Ashok Singhal,Giriraj Kishore,Sadhvi Ritambhara,VH Dalmia,Mahant Avaidhynath,RV Vedanti,Param Hans Ram Chandra Das,Jagdish Muni Maharaj,BL Sharma,Nritya Gopal Das,Dharam Das,Satish Nagar and Moreshwar Save.
The court had asked all of them to file their response on why criminal conspiracy charges should not be revived against them in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
It had passed the order on an appeal filed by CBI challenging the May 21,2010 Allahabad High Court judgement upholding a special court’s decision to drop the charges against the leaders.