Tight security for Shobha Yatra in Hyderabad, Bhainsa

Elaborate security arrangements are being made for the Ram Navami Shobha Yatra here and in Telangana's Bhainsa, scheduled to take place on Sunday.

With the Telangana High Court on Friday directing the police to permit Shobha Yatra in Bhainsa of Nirmal district, the police top brass were busy making security arrangements to ensure a peaceful procession.

The High Court permitted the organisers with some riders. Justice Kanneganti Lalitha said that Shobha Yatra should be held between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The organisers should follow the route decided by the police and also abide by the conditions imposed by them, the court maintained.

The organisers had moved the High Court after the police denied them permission for the procession to pass through certain communally sensitive areas.

The state government conveyed to the court that in view of the law and order situation, permission was not granted for the procession in certain areas.

Bhainsa, about 260 km from Hyderabad, witnessed a series of communal clashes in recent years.