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Report: Sequence of events on December 6

New Delhi The Liberhan report has pieced together a sequence of events as they happened on December 6, 1992, the day the Babri Masjid was demolished by Kar Sevaks.

On that Sunday morning, LK Advani and others met at Vinay Katiyar's residence. They then proceeded to the disputed structure, the report says.

Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Katiyar reached the puja platform where symbolic Kar Seva was to be performed, and Advani and Joshi checked arrangements for the next 20 minutes.

The two senior leaders then moved 200 metre away to the Ram Katha Kunj. (This was a building facing the disputed structure where a dais had been erected for senior leaders.)

At noon, a teenaged Kar Sevak was "vaulted" on to the dome and that signalled the breaking of the outer cordon.

The report notes that at this time Advani, Joshi and Vijay Raje Scindia made "feeble requests to the Kar Sevaks to come down... either in earnest or for the media's benefit".

But, it says, no appeal was made to the Kar Sevaks not to enter the sanctum sanctorum or not to demolish the structure. It notes: "This selected act of the leaders itself speaks of the hidden intentions of one and all being to accomplish demolition of the disputed structure."

The report holds that the "icons of the movement present at the Ram Katha Kunj... could just as easily have... prevented the demolition."
Story First Published: November 23, 2009 18:38 IST

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