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Government accepts Liberhan report in full

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Last updated on: November 24, 2009 16:10 IST
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The government on Tuesday said it has accepted all the recommendations made by the Liberhan Commission in the backdrop of the Babri Masjid demolition and 'positive action' would be taken on them.

"We have not rejected the recommendations. Each and every recommendation has been accepted and noted. The government is bound to take positive action," Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily said in New Delhi.

He said the government may go beyond recommendations and 'pick up from the conclusions' also. Asked what action the government was contemplating, Moily said, "It has already formulated the Action Taken report. The Liberhan Commission is a fact-finding mission and further to that each ministry is expected to take on that and take action."

"ATR is clearly indictment of 68 persons, who are responsible for all this episode. ATR also contains offences which one has collected. Government has to take positive action," he added.

The law minister said, 'The country needs justice as demolition of the disputed structure had eroded and done irreparable damage to the secular and democratic fabric of the country.'

When asked about the follow-up action of the government after the tabling of report, Moily said, "It is too early to say that. It may be bringing of a bill like the Communal Harmony Bill and there are many other set measures."

Commenting on Bharatiya Janata Party's demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the leakage of commission's report, the law minister said, "The question is if there was a leakage. The Home Minister is not responsible and the Home Ministry is not responsible."

"It is also on record and former Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has said such leakages will not amount to breach of trust," he added. The law minister said BJP should not try to 'take shield or shelter under the leakage when a greater offence is made out and greater indictment has been made.'

Asked about the role of former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao in the demolition of the disputed structure, the Law minister said, "He has not been indicted. I can't pass value judgement on anybody."

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