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Notices regarding the ban of religious prayers put up inside the atrium of LuLu Mall, a day after controversy broke out after a group of people allegedly offered namaz on the premises, in Lucknow on July 15. (PTI)

20 arrested for trying to recite Hanuman Chalisa in Lucknow's Lulu Mall

Lucknow: Twenty people were arrested after they tried to enter the newly inaugurated Lulu Mall in Lucknow and recite the Hanuman Chalisa without permission, police said on Saturday, adding they were sent to judicial custody. Security outside the mall — which opened for public on July 11 a day after it was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath — was heightened to avert any trouble, a senior police officer said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI Photo)

Efforts being made to break, but no power could finish India: PM Modi

Referring to the continued ancient flow of Indian consciousness, PM Narendra Modi said that India is not just a land mass but is an expression of civilisation, culture, harmony and possibilities. Modi said many other civilisations perished as they could not adapt to the changing times, but Indian civilisation has endured for thousands of years.

Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya.

‘Now, are they not terrorists?’: SP Maurya on Hindu leader, seer's rewards to behead, cut his tongue off

Amid this controversy, SP Maurya met Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday and later told reporters that the former will “make a statement at the right time”, ANI quoted him as saying. Though Yadav has not spoken about the matter, it is believed that he is unhappy over Maurya's remarks. Several SP MLAs have distanced themselves from Maurya.

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