Indian state governments to be alert on Babri demolition anniversary

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New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): Union Government on Friday asked all state governments to be on high alert on December 6, the day on which the Babri Mosque structure at Ayodhya was demolished in 1992.

In a communication, the Union Home Ministry said: "It is possible that some misdirected elements may wish to disturb communal peace and harmony. Hence, all State Governments have been advised to remain on high alert on December 6."

It also asked the states to deploy security forces for maintaining law and order in sensitive places.

Centre also requested 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," communication stated.

On December 6, 1992, Karsevaks led by Hindu leaders, destroyed the controversial Babri Mosque in Ayodhya. Since then, every year the Hindu fundamentalists celebrate the day as shourya divas, while the Muslim Community observe it as a Black Day.

Recently, Central Government tabled the Justice Liberhan Commission's report on Babri Mosque demolition, before the parliament following its leak in a daily. (ANI)

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