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Supreme Court asked to take suo moto note of Babri verdict, bring 'perpetrators' to justice

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India’s civil society network National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM) has demanded that the CBI Court verdict must be challenged, insisting, there has been “criminal neglect of the prosecution in the case and complete denial of the findings of the Liberhan Commission”. It has asked the Supreme Court to “take suo moto note of the verdict and bring the perpetrators to justice.” 
Commenting on the CBI Special Court verdict acquitting all 32 persons accused of being responsible for the demolition of Babri masjid on December 6, 1992, NAPM said, “The CBI led a weak prosecution based upon defective evidence, even though the Liberhan Commission after its detailed investigation (1992-2009) pointed to the involvement of senior RSS and BJP leaders, including LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti.” 
Calling the judgement “sad commentary for our democracy”, NAPM said, “The verdict does nothing to remedy the illegality of the demolition, which was recognized by the Supreme Court in its Ayodhya Verdict on November 9, 2019”, adding, it would encourage “claims for demolition of other mosques, leading inevitably to increasing discord, hate and violence in society.”
NAPM, in a statement, said, “Prosecution not only failed to do its job but also wilfully worked in favour of pleasing its political masters”, pointing out, it is well known that while appearing before the Liberhan Commission, “Uma Bharti, one of the co-accused, had taken responsibility for her role in the demolition of the mosque.”
It continued, “There is enough evidence visual and written in public domain from the times where their speeches, actions and everything has been recorded. Photographs of leading lights who were leading the Ramjanmabhoomi movement and were on stage near the site of the demolition celebrating the fall of the mosque are a case in point.”

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