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MHA alerts states, union territories
Published on 23 Aug. 2010 10:54 PM IST
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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has alerted all the states and union territories of the country about the highly sensitive issue of Ram Janam Bhoomi-Babri Masjid as a “sharp communal passion”, among both Hindus and Muslims may evoke depending on the judgment of the special full bench of the Allahabad High Court.
The missive issued by Union Home Secretary, Gopal Krishna Pillai stated that the hearing of final argument on the issue to Ram Janam Bhoomi-Babri Masjid on Ayothya had been completed and the special full bench of Allahabad High Court at Lucknow had reserved its judgment. Manipur government received the missive on August 18 last, an official source said.
“As it is likely to evoke sharp reactions, communal passions, among both Hindus and Muslims depending on the way the judgment goes”, Centre wants state and union territory governments to give “top most priority” in maintaining law and order situation in their respective states and union territories and also in maintenance of the communal harmony among the people, the missive added. In anticipation of judgment the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) supported by other affiliate bodies of the Sangh Pariwar had already announced a countrywide mobilization and mass awareness campaign called “Hanumat Shakti Jagran Abhiyan” from August 16 to December 17.
On the other hand, some Muslims, including Shahi Iman of Janma Majsid, Delhi, had already adversely commented on the proposed programme of the VHP, the missive informs the state and union territories while reiterating to treat the matter at the top priority. In Manipur, state police intelligences have been instructed to investigate into the activities of the Hindu and Muslim based religious bodies and special vigilant on the activities of the Popular Front of India, a high level official source said.

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