Ayodhya: The Uttar Pradesh government has beefed up security in the state, specially in Ayodhya and is taking steps to prevent any unwanted situation ahead of the VHP’s ‘big show’ on sunday to mark the 23rd anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition.
The district administration conducted a high-level security meeting in Ayodhya ahead of the planned event. Intelligence reports have suggested that the gathering at the VHP event may see a breach of the peace, police sources said. VHP spokesman Sharad Sharma has already announced to mark December 6 as “Hindu Swabhimaan Diwas” (Hindu Respect Day).
“We have sent invites through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. We are hopeful that a large number of people will turn up,” he said. Faizabad District Magistrate Anil Dheengra said, “We are extra cautious and keeping a close vigil so the communal harmony is not disturbed”. Heavy police force has been deployed at the venue of the VHP’s event in Ayodhya under the supervision of senior officials. Forces have been kept on high alert in the twin towns of Faizabad and Ayodhya, he said.