Security beefed up at Krishna Janmabhoomi site; Section 144 imposed in Mathura


Security has been beefed up in the holy city of Mathura. Section 144 has been imposed and police have issued a travel advisory ahead of Babri Majid Demolition Anniversary. The move comes after right-wing groups have called for placing the Krishna idol at the site on December 6.

The Mathura Police, on Sunday, have tightened the security in the holy city of Mathura ahead of the Babri Masjid Demolition Anniversary that falls on December 6. The move also comes after right-wing groups have called for placing the idol of Lord Krishna at the site of Krishna Janmabhoomi. The City administration has deployed around 3000 security personnel at various divisions and Section 144 has been imposed around the premises of the temple prohibiting gathering of more than 5 people.

Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, Srikrishna Janmanhumi Nirman Nyas, Narayani Sena, and the Srikrishna Mukti Dal had earlier asked for permission to install the idol of Lord Krishna inside the mosque claiming it to be the original birthplace of Hindu deity Krishna. As a precautionary measure, the Police have arrested Chhaya Gautam, the Mathura district president of the right-wing group Hindu Mahasabha. The police also arrested Rishi Bhardwaj, the group’s Mathura leader.

The City Police is carrying out flag marches as well as drills to tackle all the possible outcomes. As a safety measure, Local Police, Rapid Action Force (RAF) and the Provincial Armed Constabulary have been deployed in huge numbers. Also, the routes leading towards the Mosque have been barricaded and Mathura Police have issued a traffic advisory.

The day also coincides with the 29th Anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition and hence the security has been tightened. The whole issue of the land dispute between the two groups is in court and was triggered recently by the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya. The Deputy CM recently tweeted that a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya and a temple in Kashi is under construction and now it is time for a temple in Mathura.

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