All acquitted in Babri Masjid demolition case
A special CBI court in Uttar Pradesh today ruled that the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 was not planned but involved “elements antisocial ” who were agitated and caused destruction.
- The court acquitted the 32 people accused by the CBI of plotting to demolish the mosque, including BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti. “The accused tried to stop the demolition,” the court said.
- “The anti-social elements brought down the structure. The accused leaders tried to arrest these people, ”said the special judge, whose sentence had been extended by this verdict.
- The court also ruled that audio and video evidence produced by the CBI did not support conspiracy charges. He added that the audio for the speeches was unclear.
- The demolition of the mosque was preceded by a series of “Rath Yatras” led by L.K. Advani, whose campaign for a Ram temple catapulted the BJP into the national spotlight.
- The CBI alleged that Advani, Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh, the U.P. At the time, they were present near the mosque and gave speeches that prompted the crowd to proceed with the demolition.
- The CBI will decide to appeal the verdict of the special tribunal after consulting with the legal department, its lawyer said.
Liberhan Commission reported “conspiracy joint venture”
- Interestingly, the IWC tribunal’s verdict contradicts the findings of the Liberhan Justice Commission, which investigated the sequence of events that led to the demolition of Babri Masjid and submitted its report to then-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on June 30, 2009, 16 years later, it was formed, and after 399 sessions.
- The Commission’s report argued unequivocally that the events leading up to the demolition of Babri Masjid were part of a planned plot. Now is a good time to recall some of your main conclusions:
- “It is established that the events of December 6 and preceding it in the birthplace of the righteous Lord Ram, considered an embodiment of God and the ideal king, were marred by a conspiratorial joint venture. A handful of malicious leaders have shamelessly invoked the name of the tolerance model to turn peaceful communities into intolerant hordes. “
- “The factual matrix also casts indisputable evidence that, drawn by the prospect of power or wealth, a range of leaders emerged within the BJP, RSS, VHP, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, etc., who were not guided by no ideology. nor imbued with any dogma. nor restricted by moral concerns. These rulers saw the “Ayodhya problem” as their path to success, and they rushed down that path regardless of the scattered losses. These leaders were the executioners who brandished the sword that the ideologues had given them ”.
Hathras gang rape case: UP orders SIT investigation after family alleged girl was forcibly cremated
- The 19-year-old Dalit woman whose death in a Delhi hospital two weeks after being brutally gang raped sparked protests and anguish, was cremated near her home in Hathras early Wednesday morning, her family claiming to have the local police were forced to perform the last rites.
- “The cremation took place around 2.30-3 a.m.,” said her father, a day after the young woman, seriously injured when she was allegedly attacked by four upper caste men, renounced the claim fight for life.
- In the moments leading up to the cremation, the Dalit teen’s brother told PTI, “The police forcibly took the body and my father with them for cremation. When my father arrived in Hathras (from New Delhi), the police immediately took him (to the crematorium)”.
Supreme Court refuses to postpone civil service preliminaries
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court refused to postpone the preliminary civil service exam scheduled for October 4, but asked authorities to consider a possible concession for applicants who cannot sit for the exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- A court led by Judge A.M. Khanwilkar called on the authorities to ensure that candidates with admission cards can find suitable accommodation close to examination centers / secondary centers.
- The court said safety and health protocols must be strictly followed. It agreed with UPSC that any further delay in conducting the review would have a “cascading effect” on future reviews.
- The review is expected to take place in 72 centers (2,569 sub-centers) throughout the country.
Crime against SC / ST increased 7% and 26% in 2019: NCRB
- Crime Against Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) saw an increase of more than 7% and 26% respectively in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the India Annual Crime Report 2019 published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Wednesday.
- A total of 45,935 cases were registered for crimes against CS, an increase of 7.3% compared to 2018, when 42,793 cases were registered.
- With 11,829 cases, Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of CS crimes in 2019, followed by 6,794 cases in Rajasthan and 6,544 cases in Bihar, according to the report.
- Regarding the number of rape cases of women belonging to SC, Rajasthan tops the list with 554 cases, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 537 and Madhya Pradesh with 510 cases.
The number of reported coronavirus cases in India was 62,93,194 at the time of this bulletin, with a death toll of 98,581.
- The Center announced new guidelines for Unlock 5.0 on Wednesday, with relaxations allowing the reopening of theaters, pools, amusement parks and educational institutions. These are the highlights:
- The opening of cinemas and multiplex cinemas is authorized from October 15 with 50% of seats; Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for this purpose will be published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
- States and Union territories may gradually open schools and universities after October 15.
- B2B exhibits will be allowed in open areas outside of the containment areas after October 15.
- The pools used by athletes can be opened after October 15th.
- The opening of recreational parks and similar places will be allowed after October 15, being the SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health and Family.
- There will no longer be restrictions on the interstate or intrastate movement of people and no special permission will be required for this purpose.