Top UP Government Officials Reach Ayodhya To Take Stock Of Security Arrangements Ahead Of Deepotsav       
Top UP Government Officials Reach Ayodhya To Take Stock Of Security Arrangements Ahead Of Deepotsav       On the occasion of Chhoti Diwali, 1.7 lakhs earthen Diyas illuminated at majestic ghats of Ayodhya. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Top officials of Uttar Pradesh will be visiting Ayodhya on Tuesday (15 October) to take stock of the security arrangements and also the preparations for the 'Deepotsav', scheduled to be held on 26 October.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R. K. Tiwari, Director General Police O. P. Singh and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi will be in Ayodhya for a series of meetings with the local officials.

According to the government spokesman, the officials will make an assessment of the security arrangements for the 'Deepotsav' and also the measures required in the holy city as the Supreme Court is expected to announce its verdict next month in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land case.

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 have already been imposed in Ayodhya.

In view of this the visiting officials will discuss the movement of pilgrims during the 'Deepotsav' and other festival, including 'Chhath Puja' that are coming up.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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