January 19, 2020 | 11:16 AM IST
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Country on high alert on 27th Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

Law and order authorities have set a high alert in several religiously sensitive areas to avoid any eventualities on the 27th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid on Friday. The masjid was demolished by thousands of kar-sevaks on December 6, 1992.
Police vigilance has intensified at important places of worship, railway stations, bus stands, over-bridges, etc. Also, the Indian Navy has upped their surveillance along the entire coastline of the country. Senior police officials have held high-level meetings to avert any untoward incidents as large gatherings are expected to take place after the Friday prayer meeting in various parts of the country.

Security around Ramjanmabhomi and important religious sites have been tightened in Ayodhya and other sensitive areas. Similarly, the Hyderabad City police have imposed Section 144 or CrPC restricting processions, dharnas, rallies, and public meetings. The orders refrain to individuals/ groups from making any speech, gesture or displaying pictures or symbols that could create religious animosity or hatred between communities. The orders that came in force on Thursday at 6 pm will continue till Saturday at 6 am.

Many Muslim organisations have called for a voluntary band to mark the anniversary as a black day. Holiday has been announced by educational institutions in old Hyderabad city on precautionary grounds.

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