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.

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