Ummid Assistant

Jamia Millia launches courses on China, Afghanistan

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home National

Babri Masjid demolition behind 1993 Mumbai blasts, apex court told

Tuesday November 01, 2011 10:13:32 PM, IANS

New Delhi: The Supreme Court was told Tuesday that the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts were linked to the demolition of Ayodhya's Babri Masjid Dec 6, 1992 and the subsequent riots targeted at the minority community.

In pursuance of narrow ideological designs, "the house of God was demolished in the name of God", said senior counsel Jaspal Singh, appearing for Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, who was awarded death penalty for the explosions.

The apex court bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice B.S. Chauhan was told that it was the narrowness of the ideology that led to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 and desecration of the Golden Temple in Punjab in 1984.

It was in this atmosphere of hurt that Tiger Memon, brother of Yakub Memon, decided to take revenge and found a "very willing friend in (don) Dawood Ibrahim" to execute his plan.

The apex court is hearing the cross petitions by the Maharashtra government and the convict challenging the trial court judgment.

The court was told that in the blasts case 100 people were convicted, included 12 who were awarded the death sentence, 23 were acquitted and 44 accused were still absconding.

Jaspal Singh said that the trial court judgment of July 27, 2007 awarding punishment to the convicts was nothing but trash. "The judgment is trash. It has no legal sanctity. It is no judgment in the eyes of law," he told the court.

The judgment was bereft of any grounds and reasoning supporting the conviction and consequent sentencing. He said that there could not be two judgments - one pronouncing guilt and sentence and the other giving reasons.

The second judgment giving reasons supporting the conviction and sentencing was given on Oct 25, 2007.

The court was told that Yakub Memon was a chartered accountant having a flourishing practice. He came back to the country to stand trial because he believed he had done no wrong and had faith in the country's judicial system, if not in police.

The senior counsel wondered why a man who was comfortably staying abroad would come back to India to suffer punishment.

"The truth of the matter is that the prosecution has not been able to explain why he came back from Dubai. The truth of the matter is that he was very confident of the Indian judiciary," Jaspal Singh told the court.

Questioning the impartiality of the investigating agency, Jaspal Singh said the agency did not oppose the bail of actor Sanjay Dutt who confessed his guilt after weapons were recovered from him.

The hearing would continue Wednesday.






Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page



Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS




Top Stories

Malegaon attempts to convince AMU experts one last time

Amid intense political pressure being built on the AMU experts to finalise Khuldabad near Aurangabad as the final site for the proposed AMU centre in Maharashtra, Noble 

Caution! Efforts on to push AMU Maharashtra into a controversy

Aligarians in Maharashtra throw weight behind AMU Malegaon


  Most Read

Palestine's Unesco membership may cause financial implications: UN chief

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the admission of Palestine to the UN 

US halts $60 mn contribution to Unesco over Palestine

Manipur blockade lifted, pact signed with one group

The economic blockade in Manipur was called off after 92 days Tuesday following a written assurance by the state government to create a new hill district, striking leaders said. The agreement between the Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) and the state government 


  News Pick

Nod to plan for improving connectivity in universities

The union cabinet Tuesday decided to converge two separate government schemes to leverage the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching and learning processes in universities and 

On formation day, Karnataka longs for corruption-free times

Corruption-scarred Karnataka Tuesday entered the 56th year of its formation, hoping that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will not further muddy its own and the state's image with more scandals. "Rajyothsava Day  

13 dead, 1.6 mn without power after freak snowstorm in US

More than 1.6 million people in five states in northeastern United States remained without power Tuesday morning three days after a freak snow storm over the weekend that claimed at least 13 lives. The governors of New  


Picture of the Day

Nashik District Magistrate P Velrasu greeting AMU Vice Chancellor Prof PK Abdul Aziz and Prof Anwar Jahan Zuberi, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and former Vice Chancellor, University of Calicut, in Malegaon on October 26, 2011.




RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes










Contact us





    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.