Security further beefed up in UP

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Security further beefed up in UP

Thursday, 06 December 2018 | PNS | Lucknow


Security has been further beefed up across the state in the wake of the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition on Thursday.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers along with some akharas are set to observe Shaurya Diwas on the occasion at Ayodhya.

As per reports, a heavy security force has been deployed in the twin towns of Ayodhya with the VHP and Bajrang Dal planning to celebrate Shaurya Diwas (Day of Valour) and Muslim organisations observing the day as Yaum-e-Gham (Day of Sorrow).

Taking note of the gravity of the situation and the advisory issued by the Centre, the Ayodhya district administration has made elaborate security deployments in its twin towns.

Meanwhile, police personnel were also deployed outside a Hanuman temple in Muzaffarnagar on Wednesday as priests of the area sought protection from a group of Dalit activists, who entered the shrine and started performing rituals.

The activists offered prayers at the temple on Tuesday, a week after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath triggered a row by terming Lord Hanuman a Dalit.

The Dalit group stormed the temple, one of them assumed the role of a priest and started performing rituals. They also put up a banner of 'Dalit Hanuman Mandir, Hanuman Chowk, Muzaffarnagar' in front of the temple.

Priests of different Hanuman temples in the area sought police protection after the incident. They also lodged a complaint at Kotwali police station and it is being looked into.

On Sunday, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad had urged members of Dalit community to take over all Hanuman temples in the country and appoint Dalits as priests there.

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