Ayodhya

On the 26th anniversary of demolition of Babri Masjid, hundreds of security personnel, along with CRPF and RAF have been deployed at the disputed site of Ayodhya.

The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), on Sunday, urged President Ram Nath Kovind to intervene in the Ayodhya situation.

With less than 30,000 people gathered in Ayodhya to pitch for speedy construction of Ram Mandir, Shiv Sena and VHP's claim of nationwide anger over the issue seems to have no significance.

Here is the news in pictures from Temple Town Ayodhya which depicts the scenario of the city. The two Hindutva organisations (VHP, Shiv Sena) are conducting different events in the temple town amid tight security today.

As Shiv Sena and VHP workers have flanked in large numbers in Ayodhya to pitch for the construction of Ram Mandir, the situation in the holy city remains tense on Sunday...

“For the selection of appropriate land for this statue, soil testing, as well as wind tunnel testing, is going on at present,” said the official spokesperson of the government.

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray took Reliance chartered plane for his trip to Ayodhya where he was greeted by senior Shiv Sena cadres and other officials to the slogans of “Jai Sri Ram”. A heavily guarded cavalcade of cars took Thackeray to the Laxmi Fort from the air strip.