Ayodhya sees vociferous protests by Shiv Sena, VHP seeking Ram temple construction; police maintain tight security [Photos]

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who arrived Ayodhya ahead of the rally, on Saturday asked the Modi governent to wake up from a 'Kumbhakarna-like slumber'.

FP Staff November 25, 2018 22:49:57 IST
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Sunday said the BJP government at the Centre "may not last" if the Ram Temple is not constructed at Ayodhya and demanded that an ordinance be brought in to pave for its way. PTI
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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Sunday said the BJP government at the Centre "may not last" if the Ram Temple is not constructed at Ayodhya and demanded that an ordinance be brought in to pave for its way. PTI
The streets of Ayodhya were filled with right-wing activists who poured in from various parts of the country for a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) grand event on Sunday to push for the construction of a Ram temple. PTI
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The streets of Ayodhya were filled with right-wing activists who poured in from various parts of the country for a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) grand event on Sunday to push for the construction of a Ram temple. PTI
The surging crowd from not just neighbouring cities, but also from far off places, clad in saffron robes and "safas", were seen moving in groups to Badey Bhaktmaal ki Bagia , the venue of the 'dharam sabha'. PTI
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The surging crowd from not just neighbouring cities, but also from far off places, clad in saffron robes and "safas", were seen moving in groups to Badey Bhaktmaal ki Bagia , the venue of the 'dharam sabha'. PTI
VHP's 'Dharma Sabha' was touted as the largest congregation of 'Ram bhakts' in Ayodhya since the 1992 'kar seva', with the Hindu outfit claiming a large number of attended the event. PTI
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VHP's 'Dharma Sabha' was touted as the largest congregation of 'Ram bhakts' in Ayodhya since the 1992 'kar seva', with the Hindu outfit claiming a large number of attended the event. PTI
With fool proof security arrangements in force, Uttar Pradesh Police spokesperson said one additional DGP, one deputy inspector general (DIG), three senior superintendents of police (SSPs), 10 additional SPs, 21 deputy SPs, 160 inspectors, 700 constables, 42 companies of PAC, five companies of RAF, ATS commandos and drones were deployed. PTI
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With fool proof security arrangements in force, Uttar Pradesh Police spokesperson said one additional DGP, one deputy inspector general (DIG), three senior superintendents of police (SSPs), 10 additional SPs, 21 deputy SPs, 160 inspectors, 700 constables, 42 companies of PAC, five companies of RAF, ATS commandos and drones were deployed. PTI
Nritya Gopaldas, the president of the Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas said, "such a large attendance shows that how much people from different walks of life are attached to the Ram temple." Image courtesy: Twitter/@ShivSena
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Nritya Gopaldas, the president of the Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas said, "such a large attendance shows that how much people from different walks of life are attached to the Ram temple." Image courtesy: Twitter/@ShivSena
Saints from Haridwar, Chhattisgarh, Hrisikesh, Ujjain, Gujarat, Chitraoot, Prayagraj and Lucknow attended the congregation. Image courtesy: Twitter/@ShivSena
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Saints from Haridwar, Chhattisgarh, Hrisikesh, Ujjain, Gujarat, Chitraoot, Prayagraj and Lucknow attended the congregation. Image courtesy: Twitter/@ShivSena