How the Babri Masjid was demolished-excerpts from the Liberhan Commission Report, 2009
December 6, 1992: In blatant violation of the solemn assurances given by senior leaders of the sangh parivar and then BJP chief minister of UP, Kalyan Singh, to the Supreme Court and to the Congress government at the Centre, the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was demolished in full public view.
Ten days later, the government of India appointed a one man commission led by a retired High Court judge, Manmohan Singh Liberhan, to probe the role of various institutions and individuals in the destruction of a place of worship. After innumerable extensions, the Commission finally released its report in 2009, a full 17 years after it was appointed.
Excerpts from the over 1,000 page report, with a few grammatical and spelling corrections: START