22nd anniversary of Babri demolition: Ayodhya turns into fortress

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Ayodhya, Dec 6: The temple town of Ayodhya has turned into a fortress with nearly 10,000 security personnel deployed amid calls by Muslim outfits to mark the day by hoisting black flags even as Hindu bodies seek to commemorate it. Saturday marks the 22nd anniversary of the demolition of the mosque. [Babri: The nation has moved on]

Prohibitory orders have been clamped in the city and mounted police will be among about 10,000 police and anti-riot personnel keeping a vigil.

22 years of Babri: Ayodhya a fortress

The local administration has laid a three-tier security cordon around the twin cities of Ayodhya and Faizabad with officials of superintendent rank manning the key areas.

Two dozens CCTV cameras have also been installed across the Ayodhya city.

Muslim organisations have announced that it will be marked as a black day while appealing to the community to hoist black flags and observe a shutdown.

While the Hindu organisations, including Vishwa Hindu Parishad, has said it will observe it as "day of bravery victory".

A flood company of PAC has been deployed in Saryu river for round the clock water patrolling to prevent any untoward incident that may happen through the river.

All the entry points of Ayodhya city have been sealed and entry is permitted only after complete security check.

Senior Superintendent of Police KB Singh said,"We are in regular touch with the responsible and peace- loving people of both the communities. The day of December 6 will be passed peacefully without any hindrance in the normal life of the twin town."

PTI

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