After clamping down on its yatra on the Ayodhya issue, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday banned VHP’s proposed ‘ Sankalp Diwas’ stir on October 18 to press for a parliamentary legislation on building Ram Temple, fearing a communal flare-up. The decision was taken in view of security concerns, especially after the recent communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and surrounding areas, officials said. — PTI