Let experts decide if it’s temple or mosque: Liberhan

New Delhi, Nov 25 (Inditop.com) Whether the structure at Ayodhya was a temple or a mosque can be answered only by experts, says the Liberhan Commission that probed the Babri Masjid demolition.

The Commission, whose report was tabled in parliament Tuesday, said that the issue cannot be resolved without the participation of experts.

“The disputes between various groups about the provenance of monuments, temples and other structures have survived into this day and age, and like in the case of the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid issue, are capable of fomenting unnecessary and unwanted trouble and disharmony,” the exhaustive report said in its chapter “Recommendations”.

“The question whether a structure was a temple or a mosque can only be answered by a scientific study by archaeologists, historians and anthropologists,” it said.

“It is therefore my recommendation that a statutory national commission be composed of acknowledged experts to delve into these questions of the provenance of historical monuments, artefacts and their determination should be deemed to be definitive and final.”