UP-Nepal border sealed ahead of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid verdict

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh-Nepal border has been sealed following a meeting of top officials with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath around Friday midnight.

Additional Chief Secretary for Home Avanish Awasthi said that no one without proper identity would be allowed to move along the sensitive border. Awasthi said that railway forces have been directed to take safety and security of railway passengers inside trains and railway stations.

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath convened an unscheduled emergency meeting of his core team to review the state’s preparations, with the verdict coinciding with the large-scale congregation of pilgrims in Ayodhya for Panchkosi Parikrama.

Yogi summoned additional chief secretary Awanish Awasthi late on Friday night along with director general of police OP Singh, acting chief secretary RK Tewari and other top officers dealing with law and order, intelligence bureau, state intelligence, and other key departments.

Special security arrangements have been made for pilgrims in Ayodhya and more buses have been put into service to take the pilgrims present in the city back to their home.

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