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Congress Says Verdict By Special Court Opposite To What Supreme Court Held

Congress party while reacting to the babri demolition verdict has said a special CBI court’s decision to acquit all the accused in the Babri Masjid case runs counter to constitutional spirit and the 2019 Supreme Court judgement that described the demolition of the structure as an “egregious violation of the rule of law”.

Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said every Indian who has innate faith in the Constitution and in the spirit of communal amity and brotherhood expects and urges the Central and state governments to file an appeal against the verdict delivered .

The governments must follow the letter of the law and the Constitution without any “partiality and pre-meditated prejudice” Surjewala said, adding this is the true calling of rule of law and Constitution.

“The decision of the Special Court to acquit all the accused in Babri Masjid demolition case runs counter to Supreme Court judgement as also the constitutional spirit,” he said.

The Supreme Court in its judgement on November 9 last year, pronounced by five judges, had clearly held that the demolition of Babri Masjid was a clear illegality and an “egregious violation of the rule of law”, Surjewala told reporters. “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,” he said.

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