The Babri Masjid demolition anniversary passed off peacefully barring one minor incident in the district on Thursday.

The activist of Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetta Kazhagam held a demonstration in front of the collectorate to urge the Government to find an early solution to their multi point charter of demands in connection with the demolition of Babri Masjid including issuance of early compensation to the affected persons who were either killed or wounded in the riot which broke out immediately after the demolition, allowing discussion on Libran commission’s recommendations in Parliament, punishing those who were responsible for the demolition of Babri Masjid etc.

District secretary of TMMK, Syed Ali, state office bearer, Mayavaram Ameen and others participated in the demonstration.

Meanwhile, tense situation prevailed for a few hours at Thiruvithancode when a particular group demanded the removal of flags tied to electric poles by a another group in Thiruvalluvar junction where Popular Front of India was supposed to organise a public meeting.

When the latter refused to remove the flags, a wordy quarrel erupted between them.

Superintendent of Police Manivannan intervened and asked the crowd to disperse from the scene.

The police detained eight activists belonging to BJP including the president of its farmers’ wing, Thangappan. Later all of them were released.

Moreover, various Hindu organisations held demonstrations within the town urging the Government to allow them to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Members of Hindu Munnani held a demonstration at Vadaserry junction which was led by district general secretary, Misa Soman. Similarly the activists of Hindu Maha Sabha staged a demonstration in front of Anna bus stand at Meenakshipuram, which was led by state secretary Pon Vetti Velayudha Perumal.

A wordy duel between two groups took place at Thiruvithancode