Protests organised in connection with the Babri masjid demolition anniversary on Tuesday passed off peacefully in the State capital.

Attempts made by Darsgah Jihad-O-Shahadat (DJS), which used to take out rallies condemning razing to ground of Babri masjid on this day 19 years ago, to stage a protest demonstration failed. Led by DJS office-bearer, Majid, a handful of DJS workers burnt a government effigy in front of their party office at Moghalpura. Before the gathering could swell, police took them into preventive custody and shifted them to a near-by police station.

A little later, some DJS activists reached the office raising slogans against the government and vowing to rebuild Babri masjid. However, they too were detained and evacuated from the place. In some parts of the Old City, black flags were tied observing December 6 as Black Day. No untoward incident was reported anywhere in the city.