FIR 197 was filed against thousands of unnamed karsewaks, alleging offences of dacoity, robbery, causing hurt, injuring/defiling places of public worship, promoting enmity between two groups on grounds of religion, etc.
FIR 198 was lodged against eight persons belonging to the BJP, VHP, Bajrang Dal and the RSS for giving hateful speeches from the Ram Katha Kunj Sabha Manch. The eight named accused were LK Advani, Ashok Singhal, Vinay Katiyar, Uma Bharati, Sadhvi Ritambara, Murli Manohar Joshi, Giriraj Kishore and Vishnu Hari Dalmia. Of these eight, Ashok Singhal and Giriraj Kishore passed away in November 2015 and February 2020, respectively. The FIR alleges offences under Sections 153-A, 153-B and Section 505 IPC.
Extended Deadlines in Delivering the Verdict
This is the fourth extension granted for the Babri masjid demolition case verdict. First the Supreme Court gave it a two-year…