Security Tightened in Mathura Amid Threats from Hindu Right-wing


“To maintain law and order, security has been tightened in Mathura”, said the SSP Mathura.

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Security tightened in Mathura on Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

Amid the threats from the Hindu extremists to put Sri Krishna’s idol in Shahi Idgah premises on the Babri Masjid Demolition anniversary, the Mathura police administration has tightened up security arrangements in the district, says Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gaurav Grover.

A large number of police personnel have been deployed across the district in order to avoid any untoward incident.

“To maintain law and order, security has been tightened in Mathura. The city has been divided into superzones, zones and sectors. Several security forces have been deployed. Drones and CCTV are being used to keep a check on law-and-order situation. We are also keeping an eye on social media posts inciting violence. Strict action will be taken”, the SSP said.

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Martand Prakash Singh, Superintendent of Police also said that security has been tightened up in the district. “Security has been tightened in Mathura. Security forces have been deployed at 145 checkpoints. An eye is being kept on suspected people and vehicles”, told SSP.

Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedures (CrPC) of has already been imposed in the ds restricting the gathering of more than three people.

Earlier, a right-wing organization, Hindu Mahasabha had threatened to install Sri Krishna’s idol at the Shahi Idgah which is claimed as the birth place of Sri Krishna.

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, few days back also stoked controversy with a tweet hinting at the demolition of Idgah in Mathura. In a tweet, Maurya had said, “marvelous construction in Ayodhya in on… now, it’s time for Mathura (Krishna Janmasthal Temple) (Ayodhya Kashi bhavya mandir nirmaan jaari hai Mathura kee tyaari hai.”

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