BJP veterans L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi will not be present when a court in Uttar Pradesh announces its judgment in the Babri mosque case on Wednesday. The mosque was demolished in Ayodhya on 6 December 1992. Advani, Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh are among the accused facing charges of criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity. The court had asked all accused to be present for the judgment but not everyone can make it because of the Covid pandemic and health concerns. Advani, 92, and Joshi, 86, have reportedly sought an exemption. Bharti is in hospital with the coronavirus and Kalyan Singh is recovering from Covid.