Right wing activists detained on Babri Mosque demolition anniversary

  • | Friday | 8th December, 2023

Agra: Mathura remained under tight security on December 6 (Wednesday), the day on which the disputed structure of Babri Mosque was demolished in 1992. A few individuals and right wing organisations had called for events at actual garbh grah or birth place of Lord Krishna which they claim to be on the premises of the present day Shahi Idgah Mosque sharing wall with Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi. Dinesh Sharma who had filed a case in Mathura Civil Judge (Senior Division) Court seeking demolition of Shahi Eidgah Mosque has sought permission to offer deep-dan (lighting earthen lamps) at the actual birth place of Sri Krishna. Sharma along with five others was detained by the police as he tried to proceed with the plan. We have appealed to citizens of Mathura to not pay any heed to rumours. Tight security arrangements are being made and required force has arrived from various districts of Agra range, said Mathura SP (city) Martand Pratap Singh. We also published the following articles recentlyFour baratis dead in road accident in MathuraFour persons died and four sustained injuries when a Tempo Traveller collided with a truck on National Highway 19 in Mathura district. The incident occurred around 11pm Tuesday when 15 members of a wedding party were returning from Umraya village in Mathura en route to Palwal in Haryana. The deceased, Dalbir Singh (35), Dhruv (16), Chunni Lal (55), and Shyam Kumar (40), were relatives of the groom. The injured are being treated at a local hospital. The police are examining the CCTV footage of the area to gather more information.Pakistan police detain Pashtun rights activist critical of militaryThe leader of an ethnic Pashtun rights movement, Manzoor Pashteen, from the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) has been detained after addressing a sit-in at Pakistans frontier city of Chaman to demand free cross-border movement with Afghanistan. He was detained for making inflammatory speeches and threatening public law and order. Thousands of Pakistani protesters have camped near the Afghan border to demonstrate against new regulations that require cross-border travellers to have passports and visas. The new regulations were introduced after plans to expel all Afghans living illegally in Pakistan.Amid tight security, counting of votes begins in TelanganaCounting of votes in the Telangana Assembly elections began under tight security. The counting centres have a 3-tier security ring. Postal ballots were counted first, followed by votes stored in EVMs. The results will reveal if Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Raos BRS regime will continue for a third term or if voters prefer the "six guarantees" of the Congress or the BJPs BC chief minister. The results will also determine if there is a fractured mandate. Prominent candidates include BRS supremo Rao, TPCC president A Revanth Reddy, BJP Lok Sabha members Bandi Sanjay Kumar, D Arvind, Soyam Bapu Rao, and Janasena.

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