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Mixing religion with politics dangerous: Liberhan

The Liberhan Commission that probed the Babri Masjid demolition on Tuesday came down heavily on mixing politics and religion and has recommended a law providing for exemplary punishment for such misuse to acquire political power.

india Updated: Nov 24, 2009 14:55 IST

The Liberhan Commission that probed the Babri Masjid demolition on Tuesday came down heavily on mixing politics and religion and has recommended a law providing for exemplary punishment for such misuse to acquire political power.

The voluminous report of the Commission, which was submitted in June 17 years after it was set up under chairmanship of Justice Manmohan Singh Liberhan, was tabled in both Houses of Parliament by Home Minister P Chidambaram.

The 13-page Action Taken Report (ATR), tabled by the home minister, said the government accepted the recommendation and is contemplating enactment of the Communal Violence Bill to prevent and control riots and setting up special courts to deal with them.

The ATR makes no reference to the indictment of top BJP leaders, including L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh and leaders of various Sangh Parivar outfits made in the report.

The Commission was constituted ten days after the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.

The Commission said the Constitutional scheme to separate religion from politics was intended to insulate issues of governance from those of theology.