VHP Rally in Ramlila Maidan, Delhi: The VHP has brought people from various parts of Uttar Pradesh.
In another push for the early construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad is holding a mega rally in Delhi today. With more than 1.5 lakh people expected to attend, there are traffic restrictions near Ramlila ground where event is being held. The right-wing group has organised the rally to demand the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. RSS general secretary Suresh "Bhaiyyaji" Joshi and other affiliates of the VHP are expected to gather at the Ramlila ground.
Here are the highlights of the VHP rally in Delhi:
Thousands Of People Gathered At The Ramlila Ground
High Security At Ramlila Ground
Elaborate security arrangements have been made at Ramlila ground and snipers have been deployed on high-rises.
VHP Rally: Traffic Restrictions In Delhi
The traffic police has issued an advisory detailing diversions in view of the rally. It said no traffic will be allowed on Ranjeet Singh Flyover (from Guru Nanak Chowk to Barakhambha Road), JLN Marg (from Rajghat to Delhi Gate), Chaman Lal Marg near VIP gate.
Last month, the VHP held a huge rally in Ayodhya to push for the demand. One of the religious leaders attending it, Swami Rambhadracharya, said a Union minister has assured him that a decision on the temple will be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers after December 11.
The crowd has broken the gate of Ramlila ground.
"It will be a massive gathering which will change the hearts of all those who are not in favour of bringing the bill for construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya," VHP's spokesperson Vinod Bansal was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The attending groups, which include the BJP's ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, want the government to pass an ordinance to bypass the legal process. The winter session of parliament -- the last before the Lok Sabha polls are announced -- begins on Tuesday.
A massive crowd has gathered at Ramlila ground. The VHP has brought in people from Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Baghpat and Meerut.
Traffic restrictions and diversions are in place in roads leading to Ramlila ground where the rally is being held.