23rd Babri Masjid anniversary: Ayodhya on high alert

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December 6 marks the 23 rd anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition,the twin cities of Uttar Pradesh, Ayodhya and Faizabad are on high alert .he demolition had sparked off communal riots across the country in 1992-93.

The Faizabad district administration conducted a high-level security meeting in Ayodhya ahead of the planned event.

Intelligence reports have suggested that the gathering at the VHP event may see a breach of the peace, police sources said.

VHP spokesman Sharad Sharma has said that ‘Hindu Swabhimaan Diwas’ (Hindu Respect Day) will be observed tomorrow. “We have sent invites through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. We are hopeful that a large number of people will turn up,” he said.
Faizabad District Magistrate Anil Dheengra said, “We are extra cautious and keeping a close vigil so the communal harmony is not disturbed.”

Heavy police force has been deployed at the venue of the VHP’s event in Ayodhya under the supervision of senior officials.

Forces have been kept on high alert in the twin towns of Faizabad and Ayodhya, he said.

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