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Ayodhya remains calm on Babri anniv tight security measures in place

The 27th anniversary on Friday of the Babri Masjid s demolition here is likely to be a low key affair with both Hindu and Muslim religious leaders downplaying the occasion and tight security measures being in place, less than a month after the Supreme Court s contentious verdict in the land dispute case. In the early hours of the day, life went on as normal in different parts of the city with school children and morning walkers taking to the streets and shops and businesses opening at their usual time. While right-wing Hindu organisations in the past celebrated the day when a mob had pulled down the mosque on the disputed site in 1992, this year the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has decided against observing Shaurya Diwas . Senior priest of Hanumangarhi temple Raju Das told PTI that the day should now be marked as the Day of Amity . The temple is witnessing regular flow of devotees. It is a normal day for us and the city. We are observing this day as sauhaard diwas (day of ...


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