50 VHP activists held for trying to perform banned parikrama

Faizabad district officials arrested about 50 VHP activists in the Gosaiganj and Akbarpur police station areas of the neighbouring Ambedkarnagar district.

Faizabad: Faizabad district officials on Thursday arrested about 50 VHP activists in the Gosaiganj and Akbarpur police station areas of the neighbouring Ambedkarnagar district as they tried to perform the 84-Kosi parikrama.

The arrests today came on the fifth day since the banned yatra was scheduled have kicked off.

"We are alert and keeping a tight vigil on the movements of VHP activists... Till the last date for the parikrama, we are not going to lower our guard," said Faizabad district magistrate, Vipin Kumar Dwivedi.

Strict checking is being carried out on buses, trains and at all entry points into the district.

VHP has plans tomorrow to perform the parikrama in the Taarun and Bikapur police station areas of Faizabad but the DM said they were ready to foil any such attempts.

PTI

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