Extra security at Vatican embassy in Delhi
Security was on Saturday stepped up outside the Vatican embassy in Chanakyapuri in the wake of the uproar triggered by Pope Benedict's comments on Prophet Mohammed.Updated: Sep 16, 2006 15:38 IST
Security was on Saturday stepped up outside the Vatican embassy in Chanakyapuri in the wake of the uproar triggered by Pope Benedict's comments on Prophet Mohammed.
Additional police personnel were deployed and visitors are being thoroughly checked as part of the measures put in place even as protests erupted in the national capital and other places.
Senior police officials said they have not received any specific threat to the embassy and the security beef up was a precautionary measure as part of a general alert in view of the situation.
Earlier, addressing the Friday congregation at the Jama Masjid, Shahi Imam Ahmed Bhukhari said the Pope's statement was a deliberate attempt to hurt the sentiments of Muslims around the world and demanded an apology from him.
First Published: Sep 16, 2006 14:47 IST