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Borders sealed on Ayodhya demolition anniversary

Written by: Staff

Ayodhya, Dec 5: Security arrangements have been scaled up on the 14th anniversary of the demolition of the disputed structure here, in wake of several programmes organised by the two communities to mark the day tomorrow.

While, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will celebrate the day as 'Shaurya Diwas', the Muslim organisations will observe the anniversary as 'Kala Diwas' (black day) and pray for the reconstruction of the demolished structure.

The Faizabad district borders will be sealed from the midnight today to keep mischief mongers from outside at bay.

The prohibitory orders would remain in force till December 10, additional district magistrate (City) Narendra Singh Patel said here today.

''The prohibitory orders have been issued, so that anti-social elements do not disturb peace, especially tomorrow,'' he informed.

Meanwhile, all meetings, conferences and speeches have been banned within the 1,500 radius of the makeshift temple 'Ramlala'.

However, programmes by various organisations could be organised inside temple and mosque premises, although any gathering or rally on the roads have been completely banned.

SSP Sunil Kumar Gupta said any vehicle would be allowed entry into the district only after thorough checking at the barriers, especially erected for the purpose.

Meanwhile, about Rs 3.5 crore is being spent on fortifying the security net around the Ram Janmabhoomi complex.

To begin with, another iron spike barricading is being done, besides the already existing one.

According to sources, old watch-towers will be renovated and concrete roads laid in the complex for better policing and security.

A total of 40 posts have been constructed in the yellow and red zones of the security ring, which are surrounded with iron barricades.

Five new generators have been procured as back-up to electricity for uninterrupted power supply in the premises.


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