Allotment of para-military forces inadequate: Mayawati govt

The state had requested the Union government to provide 642 companies of para-military forces but only 52 had been given to it, UP Secretary (Home) Deepak Kumar told reporters here.

"This number is insufficient to deal with the situation post Ayodhya verdict," he said after a high-level meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Mayawati, here.

Keeping in view the sensitive nature of the situation, the state had been demanding more para-miliatary forces since August, Kumar said.

"To tackle possible communal tension, the government demanded 458 companies on August six. This is apart from 143 required for security of the disputed site at Ayodhya," he said.

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court is slated to pronounce its verdict on the Ayodhya title suit on September 24.

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