Security has been stepped up in Hyderabad, with the deployment of additional forces, for the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition tomorrow and in the wake of Mumbai terror attacks.
"Security has been beefed up in the city with deployment of AP Special Forces battalions and RAF personnel" Hyderabad City Commissioner of Police B Prasada Rao told PTI on Friday.
"Protest rallies and public meetings have been prohibited for tomorrow. RAF and other police forces will be deployed in Old City and other sensitive areas of the city to prevent any untoward incident," the police official said.
Meanwhile, some Muslim organisations including All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) have given a bandh call for Saturday demanding to rebuild Babri Masjid.
"We have already given a bandh call for Saturday and will go ahead with it. We have appealed to observe the bandh peacefully and voluntarily for reconstruction of Babri Masjid," Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator Akbaruddin Owasi told PTI.
"We will hold rallies and meetings demanding to rebuild Babri Masjid at the same place where it was demolished. We want the court to hold a day-to-day basis hearing on the case. We will abide by the judgement," Owasi said.
The MIM also wants the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry probing the Babri Masjid demolition to submit its final report without any further extension of its tenure, the MIM leader said.