The verdict by a special court in the Babri Masjid demolition case comes 28 years after kar sevaks razed the 16th century mosque and almost a year after the Supreme Court settled the land case in favour of a Ram temple at the disputed Ayodhya site.
The UPSSF, according to a government statement, will have the powers to search without any warrant. Members of this force can also arrest any person without the orders of a magistrate or a warrant. This has been questioned by many as critics pointed out these powers could be misused.
The last 3 editions of DefExpo has been held at 3 different cities with then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar taking the show to Goa in 2016, Nirmala Sitharaman to Chennai in 2018 and current incumbent Rajnath Singh to Lucknow in 2020.