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Tight security in Ayodhya for 23rd Babri Masjid anniversary

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Faizabad: The Faizabad district administration has stepped up security and is taking measures to maintain peace ahead of the VHP’s ‘big show’ here tomorrow to mark the 23rdanniversary 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.

 

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VHP spokesman Sharad Sharma has said that ‘Hindu Swabhimaan Diwas’ (Hindu Respect Day) will be observed tomorrow. “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.