It has been learnt that Hindu activists have gathered at several places in B.C. Road in hundreds despite police asking the people not to form crowds or hold any meeting.
Senior police officials including Western Range IGP Harishekharan and SP Sudheer Kumar Reddy are in the town and are keeping a close watch on the developments.
The police personnel have conducted a march past and fire service vehicles have also been kept ready.
Several BJP leaders including MPs Nalin Kumar Kateel, Shobha Karandlaje, MLA Sunil Kumar, Rajesh Naik, Jagadish Adhikari, Padmanabha Kottari and others have arrived. Hindu activists from across the district too have arrived.
In another development, shops in the area are downing their shutters following fears of disturbance of peace.