The Liberhan Commission has become the country’s longest serving commission of inquiry. It was set up 10 days after the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992.
The Commission was to submit its report by March 16, 1993. However, it sought repeated extensions, as many as 48, to complete its probe. The Commission was to make an inquiry with respect to the following matters:
The sequence of events leading to facts and circumstances relating to the destruction of the Babri Masjid structure.
The role played by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, members of council of ministers, and state government officials.
The deficiencies in security measures and other arrangements as prescribed or operated in practice by the UP government.
The one-man panel, headed by retired judge of Supreme Court M.S. Liberhan was appointed by former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao.