UP to beef up security in view of Muharram

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has made elaborate security arrangements in view of Muharram, the schedule of which is likely to clash with VHP's “Panch Kosi Parikrama”.“The Muharram procession will start on November 5 and
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PTI October 30, 2013 9:01 IST
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has made elaborate security arrangements in view of Muharram, the schedule of which is likely to clash with VHP's “Panch Kosi Parikrama”.




“The Muharram procession will start on November 5 and will continue till November 15 for which we have heightened the security,” IG (law and order) Raj Kumar Vishwakarma told reporters here.

He said keeping in mind the clash of schedule between the two programmes heavy force would be deployed in old the city area of the state capital.

The Faizabad district administration has been asked to remain vigilant as some dates and routes of Muharram processions and Vishwa Hindu Parishad's “Panch Kosi Parikrama” are likely to clash, he said.

Besides PAC, RAF will also be deployed to maintain law and order, he said.

Vishwakarma said that Lucknow, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad, Bareilly, Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Azamgarh, Varanasi and Gorakhpur were considered highly sensitive. 

Replying to questions related to security arrangements during polls in the neighbouring states, Vishwakarma said that state border would remain sealed on the day of polling.

Special checking of vehicles would begin a week before polls along Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan borders, he said.


Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has made elaborate security arrangements in view of Muharram, the schedule of which is likely to clash with VHP's “Panch Kosi Parikrama”.

“The Muharram procession will start on November 5 and will continue till November 15 for which we have heightened the security,” IG (law and order) Raj Kumar Vishwakarma told reporters here.

He said keeping in mind the clash of schedule between the two programmes heavy force would be deployed in old the city area of the state capital.

The Faizabad district administration has been asked to remain vigilant as some dates and routes of Muharram processions and Vishwa Hindu Parishad's “Panch Kosi Parikrama” are likely to clash, he said.

Besides PAC, RAF will also be deployed to maintain law and order, he said.

Vishwakarma said that Lucknow, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad, Bareilly, Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Azamgarh, Varanasi and Gorakhpur were considered highly sensitive.  

Replying to questions related to security arrangements during polls in the neighbouring states, Vishwakarma said that state border would remain sealed on the day of polling.

Special checking of vehicles would begin a week before polls along Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan borders, he said.
 
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