India: Leading BJP figures to face trial in Babri mosque case

India's Supreme Court has ordered that the co-founder of the ruling BJP, L K Advani, and other leaders be tried for criminal conspiracy in the demolition of a 16th-century mosque about 25 years ago.

    India's Supreme Court has ordered that the co-founder of the ruling BJP, LK Advani, and other leaders be tried for criminal conspiracy in the demolition of a 16th-century mosque about 25 years ago.

    The Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, in the northern Uttar Pradesh state, was pulled down by Hindu activists in December 1992, leading to widespread riots in which more than 2,000 people died.

    The decision is being welcomed by Muslim clerics.

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports.


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