While the Muslim religious leaders rejected the verdict calling it "injustice", the community in general felt that the verdict should be challenged in the higher court.
The entire country witnessed a deep-rooted political conspiracy by BJP-RSS and its leaders to destroy the country’s communal amity and brotherhood for usurping power at any cost,” said Congress.
While Iqbal Ansari, one of the main litigants, demanded acquittal of all the accused to maintain communal harmony, another litigant Haji Mehboob demanded the court to accord the strictest punishment.
Prominent among the 32 accused are former deputy prime minister L K Advani and BJP leaders M M Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiyar.
The CBI court is currently recording the statements of 32 accused under CrPC section 313 (court's power to examine the accused), a stage in the trial.
Sadhvi Rithambara and former union minister and ex-MP CM Uma Bharti will appear before the CBI court in person on June 29 and 30, respectively.
Katiyar had earlier appeared before the CBI court on June 4 but due to paucity of time, his statement could not be recorded.
The testimonies are being held under Section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). So far, the probe agency has recorded the statements of 294 witnesses on behalf of the prosecution.
Union home ministry was ready to hand over the reins of the Temple Trust to Mahant Nritya Gopal Das but decided against it at the last moment expecting an opposition backlash.