Security beefed up in Ayodhya ahead of Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

The district administration of Ayodhya and Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh beefed up security especially in public places, in view of Babri Masjid demolition anniversary that falls on Tuesday.

Security beefed up in Ayodhya ahead of Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

The district administration of Ayodhya and Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh beefed up security especially in public places, in view of Babri Masjid demolition anniversary that falls on Tuesday.

The administration has put the twin cities on high alert for the 24th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid that shook the country and changed political discourse. Every year Babri Masjid demolition anniversary passes with a good number of agitations by Muslim outfits demanding reconstruction of the razed mosque while Hindu organisations observe December 6 as

Shourya Divas (day of valour or bravery).

In this backdrop the administration has deployed 10 extra companies of paramilitary forces. Faizabad district magistrate Vivek Kumar and senior superintendent of police Anant Dev jointly monitored the security arrangements. a vigil was also tightened in the nearby towns of Rudauli and Bhadarsa, reported The Asian Age.


Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which prohibits the assembly of five or more people, was in force in the two cities, said the report.

Police are searching hotels, lodges, guest houses, bus stations, railway stations and other public places for suspicious objects or persons.

Every temple in the two cities has been asked to maintain a visitors’ register and record the name of every outstation pilgrim, said the report. A fresh proposal for settlement of Ayodhya dispute was submitted to Faizabad divisional commissioner on November 13 suggesting that a temple and a mosque be built at the site of the Babri Mosque.