New Delhi, Dec 4: Warning of misdirected elements interested in disrupting communal peace, the Central government directed all the states to stay on high alert, ahead of the 17th anniversary of Babri mosque demolition which falls on Sunday, Dec 6.
"All state governments have been advised to remain on high alert. Security forces will be deployed for maintaining law and order in sensitive places," the home ministry said in a statement.
The statement also urges all sections of the society to maintain communal peace and harmony.
"The year 2009 has been remarkably free of any communal conflict. All religious festivals were celebrated peacefully. People from all walks of life participated in the celebrations.
"It is the government's desire that this exemplary sense of unity and fraternity should prevail in the remaining part of the year as well as in the future," it said.
On Dec 6, 1992 Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya. The issue resurface again about two weeks ago when the details of the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry's probe into the incident was leaked sparking off bedlam in the Parliament, forcing the government to table the report immediately.