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The CBI court’s acquittal of all accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case doesn’t do full justice. The Supreme Court had called it an egregious violation of rule of law. The judge may be bound by evidence produced but the verdict reflects very poorly on CBI’s ability to ensure justice.

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  1. If the Babri judgement is based on the inadequate investigation reflecting very poorly on CBI’s ability to ensure justice. The team print should have analyzed as to who was in control of CBI during the 28 years and at what specific periods. This reflects even more poorly on the claim of fair and independent commentary.

  2. The Verdict from Judge Yadav clearly indicates the close nexus between the Govt. in power. It has already form a protective layer defending its cadres from all type and nature of cases. The Judiciary has projected its closeness with the Govt. standards and policies and has overlooked all evidence in high profile cases under its umbrella. Since Justice Late Loya episodes occurred , a sense of uneasiness and fear ran’s the spine of Judiciary in taking the might of the Govt. Hence its better to lay down and enjoy the favor accorded in promotions or any other benefits. Its clear we have a divided judiciary opposing each other more evident post retirement of these gentlemens. The minority has now been deprived of justice on daily basis and curtailed in corner to look for help in times of crises recently being the Delhi riots. More episodes of this nature might be visible. The Civil Society by and large feels exhausted and frustrated hitting hard time and again and are rather facing backlash from its own community at the cost of supporting the minorities. I remember the genocide of Bosnia when the serbs killed even those secular citizens who stood with the muslims for the cause of humanity. But the Babri episode goes back decades how the Congress handled it by balancing a communal rift and securing its vote bank . This issue kept burning on the dark side as they knew any step taken favoring the minorities will bring the BJP well before in power. Its the Congress who lost the trust of the minorities finally who distanced itself in the last elections from the congress ultimately benefiting the BJP to catch the power in states and Centre. Thanks to the emerging face like Asad Owaisi who gambled on the deprived segment and took advantage in multiple states for a while. He too catched the wrong bus as the driving seat was already occupied by the distressed minority community who disowned him in the second round of elections and today he stands nowhere except his own faith hanged in balance. The BJP majestically took the centre with a huge one sided victory and left this burning issue with the already inflicted judiciary getting the orders passed in its favor. We all know India has enough Mandir’s and Masjid’s but this Iconic issue and already polarized its secular principle like the one in Colonel era. The picture of future leave an uncertain call for all who have little hope about the steady progress of India on the world centre stage.

  3. On matters where the political stakes were a tiny fraction of this one, the agency has had a deferential record. All through Mr Advani’s six years as HM, including the latter portion as DPM, this case was live, did not move an inch. Nor, surprisingly, in the subsequent decade. Justice Liberhan, who devoted seventeen years in his quest for the truth has dismissed this verdict as an “ utter farce “. Whether the fault lies in the prosecuting agency or in the trial court is hard for a lay person to judge. To be perfectly honest, I was expecting this outcome, at least for the upper crust. It would have tarnished Shri R Gogoi, MP’s legacy if a criminal conviction had followed his magnanimous judgment. 2. Two sets of people – at least – will be disappointed by this judgment. India’s 200 million Muslims. Also the rest of the world.

  4. Comparisons with the Nirbhaya case in Delhi are inevitable and not misplaced. Including the furtive cremation. However, the moment the victim was discovered by the Delhi Police, she was provided competent medical care. The pursuit of the perpetrators was also swift, since the government realised how high the stakes were. In Hathras, a fortnight went by. No medical treatment of the standard that was merited. The familiar reluctance even to register an FIR. The seemingly stringent provisions of the Atrocities Act are turned on and off like a faucet by the police, as their masters instruct. 2. I don’t think any Indian – barring Rahul Kanwal – buys CM Bisht’s fairy tales about the naughtiest child in class shaping up to be a fantastic Class Monitor. Possibly the worst governance record in the country, all the more somber because it covers so many more poor Indians than any other state. Idle to expect a resignation, accepting moral responsibility. However, there are wise people who always have a political / electoral abacus in their hands. If he becomes a terrible liability, they might just pull the plug.


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