Rae Bareli, Jul 4: A special court will hear the Babri mosque demolition case on Friday, July 4. Earlier, deposition of a witness of the case could not take place due to strike of the lawyers. The deposition of two of the three witnesses has been over.
Besides BJP leader L K Advani, former Union Minister M M Joshi, Bharatiya Janshakti Party leader Uma Bharti, BJP General Secretary Vinay Katiyar, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders Ashok Singhal, Acharya Giriraj Kishore and Vishnu Hari Dalmiya, and Sadhvi Ritambhara are the eight accused facing trial in the matter. Advani is among those accused of inciting communal passions through inflammatory statements.
In September 2003, a Rae Bareli court had quashed charges against Advani while deciding to proceed against the other seven persons.
The demolition of the 16th century mosque in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, triggered a nationwide communal frenzy.