26th anniversary of the demolition of Babri mosque on Today. Hundreds of security personnel deployed, police made preventive arrests to thwart protests at the disputed site at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
Authorities have been keeping a tight vigil especially in the wake of saffron outfits raising the pitch over the sensitive Ram temple issue.
Police on Wednesday arrested four activists of Hindu Samaj Party from Ram Janambhoomi police station area apprehending trouble from them at the disputed site on Thursday. So far eight persons have been taken into custody this week, including Mahant of Tapaswi Chawni temple – Paramhans Das, who had threatened to commit self-immolation for the construction of Ram temple on December 6.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal are preparing to mark the day as ‘Shaurya Diwas’ (day of bravery) and ‘Vijay Diwas’ (day of victory) and have asked the people to light earthen lamps as on Diwali, while the Muslim outfits have said they will observe ‘Yaum E Gham’ (day of sorrow) and ‘Yaum E Syah’ (black day).