UP govt foils VHP rally: 1,600 held, borders sealed

Lucknow:  As many as 1,600 people, including BJP MP Yogi Adityanath and several VHP leaders, were arrested today while the borders of Ayodhya and Faizabad have been sealed by the Uttar Pradesh government as part
up govt foils vhp rally 1 600 held borders sealed...
PTI October 18, 2013 17:22 IST
Lucknow:  As many as 1,600 people, including BJP MP Yogi Adityanath and several VHP leaders, were arrested today while the borders of Ayodhya and Faizabad have been sealed by the Uttar Pradesh government as part of crackdown on the saffron outfit's proposed ‘Sankalp Diwas' rally.





“So far 1,600 people, including BJP and VHP leaders, have been arrested across the state as a preventive measure,” IG (Law and Order) R K Vishwakarma told PTI.  

He said that while borders of Ayodhya and Faizabad remained sealed, around 10,000 people took bath in Saryu River On The Occasion Of Sharad Purnima.

BJP MP Yogi Adityanath and 24 others accompanying him to Ayodhya were arrested at Gonda railway station as a preventive measure, ADM Anjani Kumar Singh said in Gonda.  

 
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