Heavy security in Ayodhya on Babri Masjid demolition's 26th anniversary
Heavy security deployment has been made in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on the 26th anniversary of the razing of the 16th century Babri Masjid by a Hindu mob.
Major roads have been barricaded and vigil has been stepped up around the disputed site. People visiting the temple of Ram Lalla, that was set up hurriedly on the ruins of the mosque, are being frisked thoroughly.
On December 6, 1992, tens of thousands of Hindu extremists ripped apart the 16th century Babri mosque at Ayodhya in as security forces watched. Hindus say it is the birthplace of their god Ram and contend a temple to him stood on the site before the mosque.