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Threat to blow up Ayodhya temple

An unsigned letter threatening to blow up the Ram temple built on the ruins of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya has led to security being tightened in the holy town.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2005 11:16 IST

An unsigned letter threatening to blow up the Ram temple built on the ruins of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya has led to security being tightened in the holy town.

The letter, which came in a sealed packet, was found in a local branch of the Allahabad Bank.

Though Faizabad Senior Superintendent of Police Avinash Chandra termed it a "mischievous act" by a prankster, the administration was not taking the threat lightly.

"We have already intensified security in and around the disputed area," Chandra said, referring to the complex whose ownership is claimed by both Hindus and Muslims.

Security around the complex would have been tightened ahead of December 6, the day when the Babri mosque was razed by radical Hindu activists, thirteen years ago.

The government has ordered an inquiry to nab the culprits who wrote the threatening note.

The demolition of the Babri mosque sparked large-scale communal violence that took hundreds of lives across the country. A makeshift temple now stands at the site of the mosque.