We were harassed, political drama can`t change anything: Babri Masjid Action Committee prez

President of Babri Masjid Action Committee Hashim Ansari commented on the HC`s order to release VHP leaders, in connection with the proposed Ayodhya Yatra.

Ayodhya: President of Babri Masjid Action Committee Hashim Ansari on Monday commented on the High Court`s order to release Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders, in connection with the proposed `Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama Yatra, and said that the political drama can do nothing for the trouble that people here have faced.

"What the courts are doing, what the politicians are doing, I do not want to comment on. This political drama will go on. We were harassed and will always remain harassed. These people cannot end that," Hashim Ansari said.

Meanwhile, The Uttar Pradesh Government`s massive crackdown to prevent the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) from going ahead with its `Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama Yatra in Ayodhya on Sunday, led to protests on the streets of Delhi on Monday.

About 2,000 VHP activists protested at Jantar Mantar and the police used water cannons when some of them tried to break barricades to go towards Parliament. In the Lok Sabha, BJP member Yogi Adityanath accused the UP government of insulting Hindus by not allowing the VHP to go ahead with its planned yatra.

Senior VHP leaders Pravin Togadia and Ashok Singhal were among the nearly 1,700 people arrested in a massive crackdown by the Uttar Paradesh administration to foil the saffron outfit`s yatra on Sunday that was banned over fears of a communal flare-up.

The planned `Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama Yatra` was to have lasted till 13th September criss-crossing six districts of Uttar Pradesh.

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had earlier on Saturday dismissed a plea for allowing the `Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama Yatra`, stating that there is a possibility of tension, and added that the restriction will be maintained.

The VHP has vowed to kick off its `Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama` around Ayodhya to revive its demand for a Ram temple.

The Samajwadi Party Government has banned the proposed Yatra, as a preemptive measure against communal flare-up, and put in place elaborate security arrangements by rushing in 10 companies of the Rapid Action Force and 12 companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC).


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