Hyderabad : Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the Ram Navami Shobha Yatra to be held here and at Bhainsa in Telangana on Sunday.
The Telangana High Court on Friday directed the police to allow the procession at Bhainsa in Nirmal district, following which top police officers were busy making security arrangements to ensure a peaceful procession.
The High Court allowed the organizers with some riders. Justice Kanneganti Lalita said that the procession should take place between 9 am and 1 pm.
The organizers had moved the High Court after the police denied them permission for the procession from some communally sensitive areas.
The state government told the court that in view of the law and order situation, the procession was not allowed in some areas.
Bhainsa, about 260 km from Hyderabad, has witnessed several communal riots in recent years. Violence broke out in the city in March last year. There were also communal clashes twice in 2020
, In 2008, nine people were killed in riots during a religious procession.
In both Hyderabad and Bhainsa, police were making tight security arrangements along the route of the procession. Police officers will monitor the situation through CCTV cameras along with deployment of adequate force.
This is to take additional precautionary measures in view of the ongoing holy month of Ramzan.
Meanwhile, the High Court dismissed two writ petitions seeking permission for the procession from Rasoolpura and Caravan areas in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
The court said that the police has already given permission for the journey from Sitarambagh Temple to Hanuman Vyayamshala School, Sultan Bazar and the petitioners may have indulged in this journey instead of proceeding independently.
The procession starts from Sitarambagh temple in Mangalhat and goes through various places under Goshamahal and Sultan Bazar traffic police station to Hanuman Vyyamshala School in Sultan Bazar.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner CV Anand said a tributary procession is from Akashpuri Hanuman temple and will join the main procession at Gangabavli junction. The procession will cover a distance of 6.5 km and will end at Hanuman Vyayamshala at around 10 am.
Police have imposed traffic restrictions at various points along the procession route.