Home Minister takes stock of country's security

Chidambaram reviewed the security measures in the wake of the apex court paving the way for the Allahabad High Court to deliver its judgement in the 60-year-old Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.

The Home Minister also visited his Ministry's Control Room and Integrated Operations Centre and reviewed its functioning. The meeting was attended by top Home Ministry officials and chief of Intelligence agencies.

The Home Ministry has identified 32 sensitive locations across the country -- four of them in Uttar Pradesh -- where there is a potential to "evoke sharp reactions" following the verdict and asked states to be fully alert.

The Centre is keeping ready paramilitary forces at some strategic locations, closer to airports, for immediate deployment in the places of trouble anywhere in the country.
The Home Ministry has already prepared a contingency plan to deal with any situation arising out of the Allahabad High Court judgement. At a separate meeting to review the Commonwealth Games security, which was also attended by Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar besides others, Chidambaram took stock of the steps being taken to ensure foolproof measures in the Games venues, the Games village as well as the national capital.

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