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Prohibitory orders in Mathura after right wing threats

A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque, in Mathura. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Mathura administration has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC after some right-wing groups had threatened to install an idol of Lord Krishna inside the Shahi Idgah mosque on December 6, the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition.

SSP Mathura Gaurav Grover said the administration had received information that some persons and outfits were making appeals on social media for such an event on December 6. No permission has been granted or will be granted for such events, the SSP told reporters.

Strict action will be taken against any person who spreads rumours or tries to disturb peace, said the SSP in a video statement telecast by local media.

The administration’s decision comes after an Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha leader had recently announced the group would install an idol of Lord Krishna inside the mosque claiming that it was the actual birthplace of the god.

District Magistrate Navneet Singh Chahal said the administration has not granted permission to any such events and that persons making such appeals were being identified.


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