The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) has called for the recitation of the Hanuman Chalisa at the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi complex-Shahi Idgah Masjid maidan in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh on the anniversay of Demolition of babri masjid.
This morning, police barricades have been placed throughout Mathura, and vehicle checks are being conducted. The Mathura district administration has directed police and security personnel to remain on high alert in response to the ABHM’s call for Hanuman chalisa.
Uttar Pradesh | Police barricading placed at various places in Mathura this morning & vehicle checking being done by them in wake of a call given by Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha to recite Hanuman Chalisa at Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi complex-Shahi Idgah Masjid maidan here today. pic.twitter.com/LvDK1uy8UJ
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Earlier on Saturday, the ABHM requested permission from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to perform Laddu Gopal’s ‘Jalabhishek’ and recital of the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ on December 6 at the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Idgah.
The ABHM request came after the district administration imposed restrictions on December 1 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The restrictions will be in place until January 28.
The prohibitory order was issued by District Magistrate Pulkit Khare. Any political, social, or religious organisation, or any other gathering of five or more people, any kind of gathering, picketing, demonstration, etc., will not be permitted without permission, according to the order. In the event of a violation, the person or organisation in question will face severe consequences under Section 188 of the Code of Police Criminal Procedure.
To deal with the potential law and order issue, they have deployed over 1500 security personnel, including paramilitaries. They’ve also put up roadblocks near the Shri Krishna Janmasthan temple and the nearby Shahi Masjid Idgah. Only school buses and ambulances are permitted to pass.
Earlier on Friday, Dinesh Sharma, national treasurer of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, released a video claiming that he had written a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with his blood, requesting permission to recite the Hanuman Chalisa at the complex on December 6. It is noted that they made a same announcement last year but the administration scuttled their plans.
ABHM calls the premises the real birthplace of Lord Krishna. They called the day Sanatan Samarpan Diwas. He also said he would die by suicide at the gates if he isn’t allowed to pass through.