In order to avoid any disruptions and to maintain the peace among religious groups in Ayodhya ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, security has been intensified with more than 900 police personnel being deployed across the district. The reports of security being intensified come in as many Muslim outfits were said to be planning demonstrations to observe the day as one of grief. Meanwhile, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had already given a call for grand celebrations on December 6 to commemorate silver jubilee of Babri Masjid demolition.
In order to mark their yearly practice, VHP will be celebrating Shaurya Diwas on December 6, to pay tributes to those who lost their lives. On the other hand, Muslim groups will mark the day as Yaum-e-Gham (day of sorrow) and Yaum-e-Syaah. To maintain the law and order, the Uttar Pradesh government has also asked for 8 Central Armed Police Force companies. Out of the 8 companies, at least two companies of Rapid Action Force, a component of CRPF has been deployed in Faizabad district, where Ayodhya is located. As per sources, Ayodhya is already guarded by six companies — 5 CRPF and one Mahila Wing — approximately 500 men and women personnel.
As per reports, in order to avoid any ruckus in Trichy, the authorities have deployed 720 police personnel. According to TOI, the security has also been beefed up in Anna statue near Chinthamani, Ramakrishna Bridge near Palakkarai, Trichy Junction railway station and Five Star tea stall on Wireless Road opposite Trichy International Airport.
The demolition of the Babri Masjid took place on December 6, 1992, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The demolition, which had irked many religious sentiments was followed by riots in which hundreds of people were killed many houses were burnt, people were taken out of their houses and were brutally beaten.