The Congress has slammed the decision of the Lucknow Special Court acquitting all the accused in the 28-year-old Babri Masjid demolition case, saying it “runs counter” to the Supreme Court judgment of last November and the spirit of the Constitution.
In its judgment allowing the construction of a temple, the Supreme Court had said the demolition of Babri Masjid was a clear illegality and “egregious violation of the rule of law”, the Congress pointed out.
“But the Special Court exonerated all the accused. It is clear that the decision of the Special Court runs counter to the decision of the Supreme Court of India,” read a statement from senior Congress leader and party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.
The party also accused the BJP and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of a “deep rooted conspiracy” to destroy the country’s “communal amity and brotherhood to for “usurping power at any cost”.