Days after district administration order, prohibiting any religious activities at the disputed site in Ayodhya, Ram Navami puja was not performed at Ayodhya on Friday, first time in 64 years.
The Supreme Court in January this year, had ordered status quo on 67 acre land adjacent to the disputed site and restrained any kind of religious activity in the area.
The SC had further added that only the court appointed priest, Acharya Satyender Das, would be allowed to perform any kind of religious activities in the specified area, since the 67 acre land, has been taken over by the Centre
However, for the last 19 years, locals associated with the Ram Janma Bhoomi Seva Samiti had been performing prayers at the disputed site on the Ram Navami day.
District Magistrate Faizabad Vipin Kumar Dwivedi on April 15 had said, “We will ensure that no religious sentiments are hurt. We will abide by the Supreme Court’s orders and maintain status quo, as defined in various judgements.”