Lucknow: With the Centre silent on Mayawati`s demand to extend the stay of paramilitary forces by two months, the personnel deployed in view of the Ayodhya verdict have started to leave.
"A letter for extending the stay of the paramilitary forces in Uttar Pradesh by two more months was sent to the Centre yesterday but as there was no response, the forces have
started moving out," a senior police official told a news agency.
The chief minister has attacked the Centre for not providing adequate paramilitary forces to the state to deal with any eventuality in the aftermath of the verdict.
Against the demand for over 60,000 security personnel, the state was provided with 5,000 men till October 2.
There are now over 1,000 jawans of the Rapid Action Force in the state.
However, the official said, there would be no let up in the security arrangements because of the paramilitary forces going back.
"Alert would remain effective for the next three months and extra vigil would continue in the districts identified as sensitive and hyper sensitive," he said.
The Allahabad High Court in a majority verdict on September 30 ruled that the disputed land in Ayodhya be divided equally into three parts among Hindus and Muslims and
that status quo should be maintained at the disputed place for three months.