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VHP`s five-kosi parikrama misses date

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 22:57

Faizabad: Prohibitory orders remained in force in the district in view of the VHP`s `panch-kosi parikrama`, which is now slated to start from tomorrow.

Although the VHP, whose `84 Kosi Yatra` was dealt with a heavy hand by the Uttar Pradesh government, had earlier announced to start the `yatra` from on Sunday, but its spokesperson Sharad Sharma said that due to today`s `yagna` at Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya, it will commence from Monday.

The `yatra` is meant to promote the demand for a Ram Mandir at the disputed site, he said.

Today, VHP activists remained confined to their local headquarters at Karsewkpuram.

According to the reports from VHP camp, the VHP leaders and `sadhus`, who were expected to arrive on Saturday to start the `parikrama` today, didn`t reach Karsewakpuram.

However, Faizabad administrations remained busy throughout the day guarding the `parikrama` route specially the minority-dominated pockets, and the areas of mixed populations adjacent to `yatra` route.

The administration was cautious and on high-alert keeping in view the Muzaffarnagar riots.

Faizabad Superintendent of Police Ram Sewak Gautam told that the security forces are on high-alert and our aim is to maintain communal harmony and peace.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 22:57

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