23 January, 2021

Like Jain, Like Liberhans

The commission probing the Ayodhya demolition is near-ready with a damning report

Like Jain, Like Liberhans

IT'S a cycle most inquiry commissions go through. Indeed, the Liberhans commission of inquiry looking into the Babri Masjid demolition is likely to meet the same fate as the controversial Jain panel. The term of the commission, which has been receiving periodic three-month extensions ever since it was formed in 1992, is due to expire on June 30 and information available with Outlook shows that the Union home ministry has for now decided against giving it a fresh lease.

However, there are indications that the panel, entrusted with investigating the sequence of events leading up to the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the role of the Uttar Pradesh government, is in the process of putting together its report. And, in case it does not manage another extension, Justice M.S. Liberhans will meet his deadline.

It is believed that Liberhans' report will be a veritable blotter of charges against members of the ruling BJP government and will also contain a damaging revelation of attempts made by various governments in the past five...



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