ADG Anand Kumar
ADG Anand Kumar

Security beefed up in Ayodhya ahead of rallies

ANI | Updated: Nov 24, 2018 23:22 IST

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Nov 24 (ANI): The local administration has beefed up security across the holy city and in peripheral areas ahead of various rallies planned on Sunday by different organizations including the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Uddhav Thackeray led Shiv Sena.
Speaking to ANI, Additional Director General (ADG) of Police Anand Kumar said, "The state government and the District Administration have made elaborate security arrangements to maintain law and order in the city and the adjoining areas."
"Our endeavour is to ensure the programmes are held peacefully and the Supreme Court's guidelines to maintain status quo regarding the place of worship is not violated. Heavy deployment of security forces has been made ahead of the proposed rallies of different Hindu outfits," he said.
ADGP Kumar said, "You are already aware that 70 acres of land that has been acquired, 2.77 acres of which is disputed. This entire area falls under the red zone, which is under the custody of the local commissioner. The Supreme Court has mandated for maintaining status quo on this piece of land."
Talking about security arrangements, he said, "The whole city of Ayodhya has been divided into zones and sectors. All the deployment of security forces has been done as per the proper planning. The whole idea is to ensure all the programmes are conducted in a peaceful manner," the senior police official said. (ANI)