Chief Minister requests Centre to deploy RAF companies in adequate numbers to maintain law and order and communal harmony in the state, also requests to share specific intelligence inputs with state.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has requested the Centre to
make available specific intelligence inputs to the state and also deploy RAF
companies in adequate numbers to maintain law and order and communal
harmony in the state and also to deal with any urgency. In a letter written to the
Union Home Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram today, the Chief Minister said that to
maintain status quo at the disputed campus at Ayodhya and to provide proper
security at the disputed campuses at Varanasi and Mathura it had become
Ms. Mayawati said that after the tabling of the report of the Liberhan
Commission in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, political activities had increased
and various organisations were giving their reactions. In this light the political,
religious and communal activities had also increased and the entire state
especially cities like Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura and State Capital Lucknow had
become more sensitive.
The Chief Minister said that after the tabling of Liberhan Commission’s report
it was necessary to keep an eye on the situation. She said that the state
administrative and intelligence set up had already been alerted, but the Central
Intelligence Agencies were not providing any specific input so far. She said that
various organisations celebrated December 06 Ayodhya incident as Vijay
Diwas/Black Day. Besides, Moharram is also to be observed on December 28.
Ms. Mayawati drew the attention of Mr. Chidambaram towards the directives
given by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on October 24, 1994, while hearing the Dr.
Ismail Farooqui and others vs. Central Government and others case. The Hon’ble
Supreme Court had directed that it was the responsibility of the Central
Government to maintain status quo at the disputed campus at Ayodhya as per the
section-7 of ‘The Acquisition of Certain Area at Ayodhya Act, 1993’.
The Chief Minister said that the Central Government was responsible for
maintaining status quo at the disputed campus of Ayodhya to ensure
implementation of the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Besides, strengthening
of security was also required at Kashi Vishvanath Temple/Gyanvapi Masjid in
Varanasi and Krishna Janam Bhumi Mandir/Shahi Eidgah Masjid campus in
Ms. Mayawati has also mentioned in her letter that the state government
was making necessary arrangements for the protection of disputed campus at
Varanasi and Mathura through its own resources. She said that to ensure that no
untoward incident occurred at these places, it was necessary to deploy RAF
companies at Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura and Lucknow for sometime.