Ayodhya Attack Report Submitted

June 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


A report on the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid mosque, which sparked nationwide communal riots, has been submitted to the Indian government.

The Liberhan commission was set up to investigate the events that led to a Hindu mob tearing down the disputed mosque in the town of Ayodhya.

The commission has taken 17 years to complete its investigation, which cost more than 65m rupees ($1.3m).

The contents of the report have not yet been made public.

The site of the 16th Century Babri Masjid mosque in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya had been a focus for Hindu-Muslim hostility for decades.