Security beefed up in Ayodhya on 26th Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

File photo of Babri Masjid. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 06, 2018, 01.38 PM (IST)

In the wake of the 26th anniversary of the demolition of Ayodhya Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh, the authorities have beefed up security in the region.

The security officials are conducting thorough checks at various public places such as cinema halls, railway stations, markets.

The forces deployed at the border of the temple town are also tracking the vehicles entering the holy city to avoid any illegal intrusion in Ayodhya.

According to media reports, the Babri Masjid Action Committee (BMAC) on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to maintain status quo at the disputed site in accordance with the Supreme Court order.

The BMAC has also requested the people to observe the day peacefully and hold special prayers for early resolution of the dispute. 

"The anniversary should be observed peacefully as were done in the past. All memorandums addressed to the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister should be handed over to the district magistrate concerned, requesting them to maintain status quo at the demolition site as per the SC order," BMAC convener Zafaryab Jilani had stated.

The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal Emperor Babur in 1578 in Ayodhya was demolished on December 6, 1992  allegedly by a group of Hindu activists, who claimed that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram temple.

(With inputs from agencies)

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The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal Emperor Babur in 1578 in Ayodhya was demolished on December 6, 1992, allegedly by a group of Hindu activists, who claimed that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram temple.