"The ruling vindicates our stand that the BJP used the politics of communalism. I would have been happier, though, if everybody named had been chargesheeted."
Syed Shahabuddin, SMCC Convenor
"When both Advani and Joshi had admitted they were present at the demolition site, the exclusion of Advani is surprising. Did the CBI black out the case against him?"
Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M)
"Advani’s role in the demolition has been watered down to a big extent. It is not the judiciary but the CBI that has acquitted Advani by filing a diluted chargesheet."
Rajeev Dhawan, Supreme Court Lawyer
"The decision strains credulity. Whether Advani was involved or not had to be determined at the trial stage, not when merely charges were to be framed."