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Babri Masjid demolition case: CBI court grants bail to LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti

In a big relief for BJP, CBI court in Lucknow today granted bail to LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and all the other accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

The dispute is at the heart of the Hindu-Muslim communal rift in Uttar Pradesh. For more than half a century, the dispute has fuelled mass polarisation in the state and has prompted the country's worst spate of religious violence since the Partition.

Special CBI court to announce charges in a while, TV reports have said. Special CBI court has convened, News18 reported. Counsels and judges to now start proceedings to frame charges in the Babri case.

Meanwhile, reports said that a team of lawyers were present in the meeting between Yogi Adityanath and Advani at the VVIP guesthouse in Lucknow.