Ayodhya anniversary passes peacefully
The 21st anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition on Friday passed off peacefully amid tight security arrangements.
Ayodhya: The 21st anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition on Friday passed off peacefully amid tight security arrangements.
Heavy security was in place in all the entry points of the holy city and vehicles were searched throughly, sources said.
Ayodhya unit of Babri Masjid Action Committee observed Black Day while Vishwa Hindu Parishad celebrated the day as Victory Day and day of bravery.
However, locals were disinterested and went about their daily chores without caring about the day.
Abdul Khaliq, a local of Ayodhya, said that "people in the town are fed up with media persons repeating the same question year and again on this day and the same security exercises being carried out by the local administration."
"The lower court took so much time, nobody can say what time will be taken by Supreme Court for the final judgement," he said, adding that "after the entry of politics into the matter relationship between the two communities may have become sour in some parts of the country but in Ayodhya the relations are good and harmonious."
Mahant Raghuvar Sharan, a local priest in Ayodhya said," I have had enough and don`t want to talk about this matter. Legal battle is on between the parties. These politicians from both the sides, by poking their noses, have created a condition where both Hindu and Muslim communities are feared and terrorised by each other."
Over 2,000 people died in the clashes that followed the demolition of the mosque by in 1992.