Time for trial

Print edition : May 12, 2017

BJP leaders (from right) L.K. Advani, Uma Bharati and Murli Manohar Joshi in Lucknow during the swearing-in ceremony of the Yogi Adityanath government, on March 19. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

November 19, 1990: BJP president L.K. Advani during the Somnath to Ayodhya rath yatra. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister. As Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2001, he had refused to heed the Allahabad High Court directive to issue a notification handing over the conspiracy case to the CBI. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

Governor Kalyan Singh addressing the Rajasthan Assembly on February 23. He was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh when the Babri Masjid demolition happened. His trial will begin only after he demits office as Governor. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras

The law appears to have finally caught up with L.K. Advani and other senior BJP leaders with the Supreme Court ordering their trial for their alleged role in the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
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