Liberhan Commission Report on Babri Masjid demolition likely to be tabled in Parliament in December

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 21:15
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New Delhi: The report of the Liberhan Commission, which investigated into the circumstances leading to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, is expected to be tabled in Parliament on December 21, 2009 – the last day of the month-long Winter Session.

The commission’s report will be made public along with an Action Taken Report (ATR).

The Liberhan Commission, headed by Justice M S Liberhan, had submitted its report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on June 30, 2009 – the last day of the commission’s 48th extension – in the presence of Home Minister P Chidambaram.

The report was subsequently sent to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for “further action.”

Home Minister Chidambaram had announced in June 2009 that the Liberhan Commission report would be tabled in Parliament within 6 months.

Whatever the contents of the Liberhan Commission’s report are, there will be an uproar either by the UPA and Left parties, or if it goes against them, by the BJP and its allies. BJP and its parent organisation the RSS have consistently denied that it was a spontaneous action by the mob, and there was no planning involved. Whatever the truth is, very few believe that the truth about what happened and who was responsible would be finally made clear by the report. Even the Congress has some skeletons in its cupboards, due to the actions – or inaction – of the then-Congress Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, wh is believed by many to be too trusting of the RSS.

The contents of the Liberhan Commission Report have so far not been divulged. Justice Liberhan was accused of going slow as well as being too soft on certain political leaders during the course of the commission’s investigation.

Babri Masjid demolition photos

Babri Masjid photo: Before the demolition

Babri Masjid photo: Before the demolition

Photo: Babri Masjid demolition in progress; this pic appeared in the next day's papers. By then the Masjid had vanished

Photo: Babri Masjid demolition in progress; this pic appeared in the next day's papers. By then the Masjid had vanished

Babri Masjid demolition photo

Babri Masjid demolition photo

Photo: babri Masjid demolition in the background, cheering crowds in front

Photo: babri Masjid demolition in the background, cheering crowds in front

According to political observers, the Liberhan Commission Report could have far-reaching political implications vis-à-vis role the role of some of the leaders of the Sangh Parivar in the Babri Masjid demolition.

Sources in the Union Home Ministry said that the Action Taken Report (ATR) was being finalised and that it would submitted in Parliament along with the Liberhan Commission Report.

It is mandatory that the government should submit the Action Taken Report within 6 months of receiving a commission report. The deadline for the ATR regarding the Liberhan Commission Report is December 31, 2009.

The Liberhan Commission had recorded statements of a number of top political leaders, including those of L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh, and Uma Bharti, in addition to senior officials of the government of Uttar Pradesh.

The Liberhan Commission, set up on December 16, 1992, was initially asked to submit a report within 3 months.

However, the commission could submit a report only after over 16 years, and following a total of 399 sittings.

The Union Government spent around Rs 9 crore on the Liberhan Commission, including on salary.

Meanwhile, security will be tightened in Maharashtra in connection with the tabling of the Liberhan Commission Report in Parliament, especially in areas that are communally sensitive.

It may be recalled that the demolition of the Babri masjid on December 6, 1992, had led to communal riots in Mumbai in December 1992 and then in January 1993 in which the Shiv Sena and its leaders are believed to be involved in. These riots had, in turn, triggered a series of retaliatory bomb blasts by the underworld in Mumbai, in which over 180 people had lost their lives.

Hence the Home Ministry of Maharashtra is taking no chances, and is beefing up security in the state as well as presence of police on the streets, a source of the Home Ministry said.

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2 Responses to “Liberhan Commission Report on Babri Masjid demolition likely to be tabled in Parliament in December”

  1. indian said on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 9:52

    As and when here and there , ocationally the government and the people in majority is simply passing time and wasting presious parliments time , the demolition is the live and every individual in 1992 has witnessed it, the government and the security forces joined together has done this without them it is impossible for any one, now the selfish muslims leaders and the politica parties we trust has stabbed in the muslim community, the muslim community is under attack frequently , where will justice , thousands of muslims killed in riots in all the parts of the country, no medical facilities, no housing, where to go , why it is happening , there is no meaning in tabling the liberhan commision or any other comissions, there will be no action from any quarters, we should keep silent and Pray for almighty Allah .

  2. CHERAMANNA THELAPANDA said on Friday, November 27, 2009, 5:25

    When Muslim fundamentalists demolished Ram Temple at Ayodhya during their hay days what is the hard in demolishing the Babri Masjid when Hindus are in their hay days. It is few opportunistic politicians milch the cow for their personal gain. Bring a legislation in the Parliament that those who get married to Muslim girls by Hindu Boys will be given Rs.25.0 lakhs as reward. Let all the Politicians kith and kin get married to inter religion boys/girls. Muslims are the most enjoying ciitizens in this soil either in producing children or commercial activities. Quarran is not there when they kill people, do decoity and all things which is forbidden in the Quarran. Why the Muslims are hesitant in coming to the main stream of education? They want to become jihaadis.