Hanuman Chalisa recital call at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi complex in Mathura today; Security beefed up to scuttle ABHM plan

Mathura: The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) has called for recitation of the Hanuman Chalisa at the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi complex, which it calls the “real” birthplace of Lord Krishna, to celebrate ‘Sanatan Samarpan Divas’ here on Tuesday. As the 30th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya approaches in 1992, the district administration has beefed up security in the holy city. ABHM had made a similar call last year as well, but their plan was thwarted by the administration.

“No permission was sought or given for any kind of event including recitation of ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ at the venue proposed by Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha on 6th December. No such event should be allowed and the restrictions Violators will be viewed seriously.” dealt with,” Mathura Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shailesh Pandey told IANS.

The SSP further said, “Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi complex and Shahi Idgah mosque are adequately guarded by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and we have already called in additional police force from nearby districts for December 6, which is considered a sensitive day.” There is no laxity on Tuesday. ,

Meanwhile, National Treasurer of ABHM Dinesh Kaushik said that there will be recitation of Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesday at 12 noon. Kaushik told IANS, “The district president of ABHM is busy in Mathura, but the administration is canceling hotel bookings near Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi to harass us.”

Dinesh Kaushik said, “Non-Resident Indian (NRI) workers of ABHM are being stopped at airports. State spokesperson of ABHM Sanjay Haryana and leader Neeraj Gautam are being kept under house arrest. Police has reached my house in Mathura.” “

In a case filed in Mathura courts seeking removal of the Shahi Idgah mosque, petitioner Kaushik warned, “If we are not allowed to recite the Hanuman Chalisa as per the schedule, I will commit suicide at the gates of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi.” ”

In a recorded video statement on Monday evening, the Mathura SSP said that in view of December 6, the city has been demarcated into sectors, zones and super zones for Tuesday.

Without giving more details about the number of personnel deployed, IANS quoted him as saying, “Adequate force including PAC, state police and traffic police is to be deployed, besides teams of intelligence department to be deployed. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC are in force.” And magistrates are being deployed to prevent any incident without permission.”

According to reports, around 1,500 police, armed constabulary and paramilitary personnel were deployed and traffic restrictions were enforced near Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple and Shahi Masjid Eidgah in the temple town. Only school vehicles and ambulances have been exempted.

The SSP reportedly said that the orders of the Supreme Court would be followed and prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC would be ensured in letter and spirit.

(With IANS/PTI inputs)