- 15 Nov 2019
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The Supreme Court in its judgement in Ayodhya land dispute case affirmed the conclusion of the Liberhan Commission (1992) that demolition of the Babri Masjid was planned.
- However, the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.
- Liberhan Commission of Inquiry was appointed on 16th December, 1992, 10 days after the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
- It was a one man commission headed by Justice Manmohan Singh Liberhan.
- It was assigned the task of probing the sequence of events that led to the occurrences at the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid complex on 6th December, 1992.
- Initially, the Commission had to submit the report within 3 months. However, with 48 extensions, it became the longest Commission of Inquiry in the history of Independent India.
- The report recommended a law providing for exemplary punishment for misusing religion to acquire political power.
- It also said that the demolition of the Babri Masjid was planned, systematic, and was the intended outcome of a climate of communal intolerance deliberately created by religious extremists.