After 25 years. Prosecution of political leaders for “ul” mosque demolition in India


An Indian Court on Wednesday ordered the necessity of trial of four political leaders of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, accused of plotting to destroy the mosque, the famous “Babri” 25 years ago in the city of Ayodhya.

The Supreme Court noted that four members are leaders in the current ruling party, mainly involved in inciting Hindu activists in 1992 to destroy a mosque “sharpening” dating back to the 16th century, causing cases of violence between Hindus and Muslims in the country a decade ago, which resulted in the deaths of over 2000 people.

Zvariab Jilani told the lawyer, author of the Indian media that the Supreme Court decided that the leaders be tried for conspiracy, which is a more serious charge, to be tried by a special court.

The site remained controversial and religious tensions for decades, as Hindu temples had claimed before the mosque, demanding the construction of a new temple on the same site, while Muslims demanding the Government to build a new mosque; compensation for “ul” mosque.