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VHP`s yatra: Vedanti detained, DM says forces on high alert

Ram Vilas Vedanti was detained in Ayodhya when he tried to participate in "Panch-Kosi Parikrama" which was banned by the Faizabad administration.

No official information on another Ayodhya yatra: UP govt

UP govt said it had no official information about the proposed yatra around Ayodhya beginning September 22.

Ayodhya yatra: 1,087 released, 1,787 still in jail

Uttar Pradesh police have so far released as many as 1,087 people, including senior VHP leaders, of a total of 2,674 who were arrested in connection with the Ayodhya yatra.

Saints have right to go to Ayodhya: Singhal

VHP president Ashok Singhal expressed his anguish over the arrests of VHP leaders, and activists and slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for stopping the yatra claiming that the saints have the right to go to Ayodhya.

For PM`s seat Mulayam can vitiate UP`s atmosphere: BSP

BSP on Monday charged Mulayam Singh Yadav with playing "cheap politics" over the VHP`s yatra, and alleged that the SP chief was not averse to vitiate atmosphere of UP to fulfil his ambition of becoming prime minister.

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.

Man sentenced to death for rape and murder

A man was today sentenced to death by a local court for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl at a village in Birbhum district in December, 2011.

`Goondaraj` SP, Congress playing politics of `communalism`: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit out at the ruling Congress and the Samajwadi Party for imposing restrictions on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) from going ahead with its `Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama Yatra in Ayodhya.

AMU academicians condemn UP govt`s ban on VHP`s yatra

An organisation of Muslim academicians of Aligarh Muslim University on Monday condemned the Samajwadi Party government`s ban on VHP`s 84 kosi yatra and demanded release of those arrested in its connection.

Release Singhal, Togadia if detention flouts law: HC

The Allahabad High Court today directed the UP government to release VHP leaders Ashok Singhal, Pravin Togadia and Jagatguru Rambhadracharya in case they have been detained beyond 24 hours.

VHP protests against Ayodhya yatra ban

Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists on Monday clashed with police during a protest against the UP government`s decision to ban their Ayodhya yatra, prompting police to use water canons to disperse them.

JD(U) Chief Sharad Yadav`S questions VHP

JD(U) Cheif Sharad Yadav questioned as to who had given, VHP the monopoly to represent Hindus, who have one lakh castes. This led to immediate protests by BJP members, who were up on their feet.

SP govt ban on VHP yatra an insult to Hindus: BJP

Vishwa Hindu Parishad`s (VHP) controversial Ayodhya yatra and subsequent developments paralysed Parliament on Monday with BJP and Samajwadi party (SP) members creating uproar leading to adjournment of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha twice before noon.

Ayodhya yatra: BJP doesn`t love nation, but craves for power, says Naresh Agarwal

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and alleged that it is desperate to come to power.

SP creating hype around yatra for vote-bank politics: Uma Bharti

Uma Bharti said Samajwadi Party is creating a "hype" around VHP yatra from Ayodhya for vote-bank politics.

UP govt shouldn`t interfere in VHP yatra issue: Goa CM

Manohar Parrikar said the Uttar Pradesh government should not interfere with the VHP`s yatra from Ayodhya unless there was an issue of law and order.

VHP leaders try in vain to dodge police in Ayodhya

A cat-and-mouse game was on Sunday played out in the holy city as VHP leaders sneaked out from hideouts to start their yatra defying a ban and tried to dodge the security personnel who were in hot pursuit.

Ayodhya yatra: SP trying to divide UP on religious lines, says BSP

The BSP criticized the Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh Government’s decision to oppose the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s ‘Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama Yatra’ around Ayodhya.

Vote-bank politics motive behind stopping VHP`s Ayodhya yatra: Venkaiah Naidu

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M Venkaiah Naidu condemned the arrest of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Ashok Singhal.

Yatra a mass contact programme for Ram temple construction: Ayodhya chief priest

The chief priest of the makeshift temple in Ayodhya, Acharya Satendra Das, accused the VHP of going against established Hindu traditions.