In view of the Supreme Court verdict in the most sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealing to the countrymen said that the decision will not be a victory or defeat of anyone.
The apex court is likely to pronounce judgement at 10:30am in the morning.More news: IPL: Kings XI Punjab trade Ravichandran Ashwin to Delhi Capitals
A verdict in that case was pronounced in September 2010 - it determined that the 2.77 acres of the disputed land would be divided equally into three parts. Security arrangements have also tightened and Section 144 has already been implemented in Ayodhya as precautionary measures.
Uttar Pradesh: All schools, colleges, educational institutions and training centres to remain closed from 9th November to 11th November, reported news agency ANI. The Chief Minister also ordered setting up of a control room that would function 24X7 in each district and for stepping up security on commercial establishments, airports, bus and railway stations.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has also dispatched around 4,000 paramilitary personnel for security deployment in Uttar Pradesh, particularly in Ayodhya.More news: Megyn Kelly teases interview with ABC News Epstein whistleblower
Modi is nevertheless desperate to avoid bloodshed and ahead of the verdict, the BJP and the more hardline RSS organisation have told supporters to avoid any provocative celebrations. The Centre and UP government have been working over the last few days and weeks to insure that peace and tranquility is maintained. According to sources, three judges from the five-member Ayodhya bench - Chief Justice Gogoi, Chief Justice-designate S A Bobde and Justice Ashok Bhushan attended the meeting with the Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and the DGP.
Navaid Hamid, president of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, the top forum for Islamic organisations, said thousands of Muslim religious leaders had pledged to maintain peace and harmony after the court verdict.
On Thursday, Yogi Adityanath interacted via video conference with senior officials and district magistrates over the security issue asking officials to take action if anyone is found disturbing law & order situation post the verdict.More news: Moody`s lowers India`s outlook to `negative` from `stable`