Govt tables Liberhan report , ATR in Parliament

Govt tables Liberhan report , ATR in Parliament

Babri Masjid. File photo/AFP

The Liberhan Commission Report on Babri Masjid demolition and Action Taken Report on it was on Tuesday tabled in Lok Sabha.

The English version of the report was tabled by Home Minister P Chidambaram during the Zero Hour, a day after the leakage of the findings set off a political storm.

The decision to table the report of the Commission was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the absence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is away in the United States.

The Commission, headed by Justice M S Liberhan, probed the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992 and submitted its findings to the government on June 30 this year after an inquiry spanning nearly 17 years.

Publication of excerpts of the report had sparked a furore with the main opposition BJP accusing the government of "selectively leaking" the report which is believed to have indicted top BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and other functionaries for the demolition of the structure.

Congress had hit back saying the whole nation knows that the BJP had shed "crocodile tears" after its senior functionaries had watched people causing destruction and mayhem. 

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