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Ayodhya turns into fortress ahead of VHP, Shiv Sena events

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray visits the disputed site to offer prayers and addresses a gathering, speaking over the construction of Ram temple

Ayodhya turns into fortress ahead of VHP, Shiv Sena events

Shiv Sena Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday paid a visit to Ayodhya Saturday, ahead of the Vishva Hindu Parishad rally tomorrow. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Ayodhya turns into fortress ahead of VHP, Shiv Sena events

Ahead of Thackeray’s visit today, Section 144, restricting the assembly of more than four people, was imposed in Ayodhya as a precautionary measure. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray (extreme left) and Rashmi Thackeray (centre) offer prayers before addressing a rally at Lakshman Quila maidan. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

uddhav thackeray in ayodhya

The Sena has reiterated its demand that an ordinance be brought before 2019 for constructing the temple. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

uddhav thackeray in ayodhya

Thackeray and an array of his supporters arrived Ayodhya on Saturday, a day before the VHP event to push for for the construction of Ram temple on the disputed site. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

uddhav thackeray in ayodhya

Thackeray urged the government to introduce a legislation or an ordinance for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya and lent his support for the same. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

uddhav thackeray in ayodhya

“Day, months, years and generations have passed,” Uddhav Thackeray said. “Mandir wahin baneyenge, par date nahin batayenge (You say you will make the temple there, but won’t tell the date). (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

uddhav thackeray in ayodhya

“First say when you will construct the temple, the rest we will talk later,” Thackeray said in what sounded like a dare to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, PTI quoted. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)