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Anniversary of Babri mosque demolition passes off peacefully

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The 26th passed off peacefully in Thursday with Hindu and Muslim organisations observing the day as "shaurya diwas" and "black day" respectively.

While the VHP and Bajrang Dal burst crackers and resolved to build a grand temple in Ayodhya, Muslim outfits held protests to express grief over the incident.

In Ayodhya, Mahant of Digambar Akhara said temple is the biggest issue in front of the country.

"There are three courts -lower courts, high court and - but the people's court is above these three courts. We must go to the peoples court, and convince the public for construction of temple," he said, while addressing the 'Shaurya Sankalp Sabha'.

Muslim organisations observed the day as 'Yaum E Gham' (day of sorrow) and a protest demonstration was held in Lucknow, Convenor of Action Committee, Zafaryab Jilani said.

There are reports of protests being held in Kerala, and Maharashtra, Jilani said.

A member of the Muslim Personal Law Board, Khalid Rashid Firangimahli, handed over a memoradum to the of addressed to and on behalf of the board demanding justice in the case, Jilani said.

In Gorakhpur, the prant sanyojak of Bajrang dal, Purnendu, said: "We can't have more patience and the Government should pass a law in Parliament for the construction of at the birth place of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.

"community is depressed after hearing that Ram temple is not among the priorities in front of court," he said in a statement.

On the other hand , Gorakhpur unit of AIMIM, observed the day as black day with a banner carrying the picture of Asaduddin Owaisi, Bheem and Bhagat Singh, and staged a sit-in at the district magistrate's office and gave a memorandum addressed to of

We demanded arrest of the accused in demolition and reconstruction of the mosque in the memorandum, the Majis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) spokesperson, said.

The state Home deparment said the day passed off peacefully with no incident being reported from anywhere.

Elaborate security arrangements had been made for the day in view of plans of both Hindu and Muslim organisations to organise

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 19:30 IST