NEW DELHI: Indian top court said several senior leaders of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party will stand trial for their role in a criminal conspiracy to destroy a 16th century mosque in 1992. The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the trial will held in the northern city of Lucknow and should wrap up in two years. A lower court had earlier dropped conspiracy charges against senior party leaders including L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti. Hindu groups say the Babri Mosque was built after a temple dedicated to the Hindu god King Rama was destroyed by Muslim invaders. The destruction of the mosque sparked riots across India that left at least 2,000 people dead. The case has been languishing in India’s sluggish legal system for almost 25 years.
Daily Archives: April 19, 2017
ISLAMABAD: The Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz received a delegation of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. The multi-party delegation, comprising eight MEPs was led … read more
Rawalpindi: Mehdi Honardoost, Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa today. Evolving regional security matrix and other issues of mutual interest were discussed, including measures against common threat of terrorism. COAS … read more
ISLAMABAD: Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa signed execution orderes (Black Warrants) of another 30 hard core terrorists who were awarded death sentence by Military Courts. The process expedited during Op Radd-ul-Fasaad. These terrorists were involved in committing heinous offences relating … read more
KARACHI: SSU commando Saeed Khan Afridi returned home after securing the first position in 50-kilogram category competition in Thailand Martial Arts Festival held in capital Bangkok. Holding Pakistan’s flag high is the aim of my life, a jubilant Saeed said … read more