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CPI-M accuses Liberhan of 'political bias'

india Updated: Nov 25, 2009 17:27 IST

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Wednesday accused the Liberhan Commission of "political bias" for giving a virtual clean chit to the Congress government of 1992 over the Babri mosque demolition.

The CPI-M said in a statement that it desired to know what action the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would take against those who razed the mosque on Dec 6, 1992.

"The report fails to pinpoint the failure of the central government to take action at the appropriate time to prevent such a crime," it said.

"In spite of the repeated requests made by senior political leaders in the secular opposition at that time and the unanimous resolution of the National Integration Council asking the (PV) Narsimha Rao Government to take all measures to protect the Babri Masjid, it showed itself to be weak and vacillating in the face of the communal offensive," it added.

"By giving a virtual clean chit to the then central government, the Commission has laid itself open to the charge of a political bias."

The CPI-M pointed out that the Liberhan Commission had "made a clear and sharp indictment of the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and other constituents of the Sangh Parivar" for the mosque destruction.

"Several top BJP leaders have been named as being responsible for the crime committed. The report demolishes the defence put out by the BJP that it was a spontaneous movement which went out of control and lays bare the meticulous planning which went into the demolition.

"It shows the utter disregard for the Indian constitution by the BJP and the Sangh Parivar."

The CPI-M said the country "now wants to know what action the central government is going to take. The Action Taken Report placed by the government on the basis of some of the Commission's recommendations is weak and inadequate. It displays a lack of political will to bring those responsible to justice".