Lucknow: Following a clash between Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members and Milad-un-Nabi revellers on Tuesday, Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), prohibiting the assembly of more than four persons at public places was imposed in the area of Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh.
Local VHP members took out a motorcycle rally in Mirzapur to mobilise people for reaching Ayodhya on November 25 to attend scheduled Dharm Sabha for construction of Ram temple at the disputed place where Babri Masjid was once stood. When they entered Mukeriganj area, some religious flags hanged by Muslims to decorate the locality ahead of Eid-e-Milad celebrations fell on the ground.
District magistrate Mirzapur Anurag Patel and Superintendent of Police Shalini reached there with a heavy police force and separated both the groups. However, VHP activists started sit-in at the same venue. Shukla warned that the VHP will continue its sit-in indefinitely and will not allow people of other community to carry out their Milad-un-Nabi procession on Wednesday.
According to ADG Varanasi Zone PV Ram Shastri, the situation was under control, and the administration was taking all efforts to pacify both the communities and maintain law and order.