SUMMONS TO ADVANI IN BABRI CASE

The Supreme Court summoned Former Deputy Prime Minister L.K Advani, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharati and other leaders in connection with the Babri case. They were asked to appear before the court by April 16.

The summons was issued on Monday to these leaders based on the evidence gathered by Central Bureau of Investigation. The matter has been pending since 2011 at the Apex Court, it is the first hearing in Babri case after Narendra Modi government come to power.
Earlier, The Allahabad High Court had dropped the conspiracy charges in its verdict on May 20,2010. The court stated "evidence for all the offenses was almost the same".
The Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was demolished in 1992 by Hindu activists. The Masjid was constructed in 1527 by Mughal emperor Babur.
The SC will hear the CBI's appeal challenging the HC verdict which had acquitted L.K Advani, UmaBharati and others.
The others who were summoned by the SC are former Union Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi, prominent BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, Late VHP leaders Vishnu Hari Dalmia, VHP Giriraj Kishore and Mahant Avaidyanath, VHP chief Ashok Singhal and Governer of Himachal Pradesh Kalyan Singh.

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