The Centre on Thursday extended by six months the term of the Liberhan Commission that is inquiring into the demolition of the Ram Janam Bhoomi-Babri Masjid structure in December 1992.
The term of the commission of inquiry now stands extended to December 31, a Home Ministry spokesman said.
The commission headed by retired judge MS Liberhan was set up by the then government headed by Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao within a fortnight of the demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on December 2, 1992.
The panel, inquiring into the events leading to the demolition, finished recording of evidence on June 3 last year.
In more than 13 years of its proceedings, the commission has recorded statements of several politicians, bureaucrats and police officials including Kalyan Singh, late Narasimha Rao, former deputy prime minister LK Advani and former Union ministers MM Joshi, Uma Bharati and Mulayam Singh Yadav.