UP may get 4,000 paramilitary men to tackle Ayodhya situation

The Centre is likely to give only 4,000 paramilitary personnel as against the state`s demand for over 60,000 men to deal with any law and order problem that may arise after the court verdict on Ayodhya title suit.

Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 21:05 PM IST

New Delhi: In a setback to Uttar Pradesh
government`s security plans, the Centre is likely to give only
4,000 paramilitary personnel as against the state`s demand for
over 60,000 men to deal with any law and order problem that
may arise after the court verdict on Ayodhya title suit.

After taking stock of the availability of central
paramilitary personnel, Home Ministry officials are of the
opinion that it was practically impossible to provide 63,000
security guards to Uttar Pradesh due to the force constraint.

Sources said the Home Ministry is also readying its
forces for deployment in Delhi during the Commonwealth Games
and the six-phased Bihar assembly elections next month. There
are demands for central forces from a few other states too to
deal with the law and order problems.

The Mayawati government had asked the Centre to provide
630 companies of additional paramilitary personnel to deal
with any situation arising out of the Allahabad High Court
verdict on Ayodhya title suits on September 24.

Sources said the government is likely to give only 40
companies. Each company consist of about 100 personnel.

The Home Ministry has already prepared a contingency plan
to deal with any situation arising out of the court judgement.

In an advisory, the Ministry has asked all states and
Union Territories to give maintaining law and order "topmost
priority" as the judgement has the potential to "evoke sharp
reactions".

PTI