The Shobha Yatra may be conducted within a specific radius in the Jahangirpuri region on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, according to Delhi police. Today is the Hanuman Jayanti celebration. “We have prepped the route. Permission has been granted to conduct the Shobha Yatra within a specific radius in order to uphold law and order. On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, the Delhi Police spoke with the organising committee and issued a plea to carry out the Shoba Yatra in accordance with law and order. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad and another group had applied for approval to hold processions in the Jahangirpuri neighbourhood of the national capital on April 6 in honour of Hanuman Jayanti, but Delhi Police had earlier in the day denied them.
According to Delhi Police, the VHP and another group requested approval to hold processions for Hanuman Jayanti but were turned down due to the state of the law and order. Conflict between two local groups erupted on April 16 of last year while a “Shoba Yatra” was being held in honour of Hanuman Jayanti.
Before Hanuman Jayanti, according to the police, extensive security measures have been put in place in the Jahangirpuri region. But after recent clashes between rival groups during the Ram Navami parade in West Bengal and Bihar, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a warning to all states urging them to maintain law and order in time for Hanuman Jayanti.
Through its advisory, the MHA has also encouraged peaceful holiday celebration and surveillance of elements that might jeopardise social harmony on a communal level. “In advance of Hanuman Jayanti, the MHA has sent a warning to all states. According to a tweet from the Union Home Ministry, “the governments are urged to ensure the maintenance of law and order, peaceful observation of the festival, and monitoring of any factors that could disturb communal harmony in society.
According to reports, the advisory has been sent to the Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of every State. Following recent clashes that were recorded in West Bengal and Bihar when Ram Navami processions were dispersed, the MHA took action.