|BABARI MASJID MOVEMENT
Supreme Court Order A Set-back for Justice in Demolition Case
CBI Urged to Expeditiously to File under FIR 198/92
ACCUSED Urged Not to Hinder or Road-block Prosecution
New Delhi, 30 November, 2002: Shri Syed Shahabuddin, Convener,
Babari Masjid Movement Coordination Committee (BMMCC), has issued the
"The Babari Masjid Movement Coordination Committee (BMMCC) expresses its deep regret that the Supreme Court judgement of 29 November, 2002 in effect protects the senior leaders of the Sangh Parivar including Shri L.K. Advani, Shri Murli Manohar Joshi, Shri Ashok Singhal, Shri V.H. Dalmia, Acharya Giriraj Kishore, Kum. Uma Bharti, Shri Vinay Katihar and Sadhvi Rithambra from the clutches of the law as the order neither protects the proceedings of the case in Lucknow nor instructs the Special Court, Rae Bareli, to act with due dispatch.
The Case under FIR No. 198/92 had made considerable progress, despite the road blocks created by the accused and their sympathetic governments, they stood indicted by the CBI Court, Lucknow, and the issues had been framed and subsequently upheld by the High Court. The technical defect pointed out by the High Court and the notification could have been remedied but instead of ordering the State Government to revise the notification, the Supreme Court judgement virtually throws down the drain the fruits of judicial process over 10 years of legal labour as it has directed the case to be tried de novo by a Special Court of a lower level at Rae Bareli. This set-back shall not only throw back the case to square one but makes it much more difficult to array the evidence afresh.
The BMMCC is of the view that the imperative of justice are not served by the Order of the Supreme Court.
The BMMCC, however, urges the CBI expeditiously to initiate the proceedings against the accused before the Rae Bareli Special Court.
The BMMCC also hopes that since the accused claim to be innocent and are in public life, they shall cooperate with the prosecution and not take advantage of technicalities to hinder or road block the trial."
Sd/- Syed Shahabuddin
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