Ayodhya Verdict: Schools In UP, Delhi, Karnataka, Other States Closed

Ayodhya Verdict: Schools In UP, Delhi, Karnataka, Other States Closed

Ayodhya Verdict: Schools In UP, Delhi, Karnataka, Other States Closed  

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will give its judgment in the Ayodhya temple-mosque title suit, today. Schools and educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu, Karnataka will remain closed on Saturday. All schools and colleges in Uttar Pradesh will remain closed from Saturday to Monday, the state government said in a release.

Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has appealed to the people of the state not to pay attention to rumours and maintain peace and harmony.

"The Chief Minister has said the state administration is committed to maintaining law and order in the state and ensuring safety of its people. Strong action will taken against those who will try to disturb law and order," a release by the UP government said.

Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi tweeted that all government schools will remain shut on Saturday. He advised private schools to declare a leave.

"There are potential security concerns with the SC Ayodhya verdict tomorrow morning. All government schools and many private schools are closed tomorrow, as it is a second Saturday. We are advising all private schools to also remain closed tomorrow," he tweeted.

The Supreme Court will deliver its landmark verdict on the Ayodhya dispute at 10:30 am on Saturday, ending decades of uncertainty on the issue.

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi led five-judge constitution bench had reserved the judgement on October 16 after a marathon hearing of 40 days. Earlier today, he had met top Uttar Pradesh officials to discuss law-and-order arrangements in this regard.

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The other members of the bench are Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.

The Ayodhya dispute involves 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya, which right-wing activists believe was the birthplace of Lord Ram. A 16th Century mosque - said to have been built by the Mughal Emperor Babur -- which stood at the spot was razed in December 1992 by right-wing activists. 2,000 people died in riots across the country, in the days that followed.
 
In its 2010 verdict, the Allahabad High Court had divided the disputed land among the three main litigants--the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. Fourteen appeals were filed against the judgement.
 
In order to maintain law and order, multi-layered security measures have been put in place in Ayodhya, with drones being used to monitor the situation.The Ayodhya police have launched a mobile application by which they will monitor the ground situation with the help of 16,000 volunteers.

"Adequate forces have been provided to Ayodhya and all sensitive districts of the state. The force has been sufficiently strengthened with CAPF and PAC companies," Additional Director General of Police PV Ramasastry was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.

The centre on Thursday issued an alert to all states and union territories about posting adequate security at sensitive places. It has sent 4000 paramilitary personnel to Uttar Pradesh in view of the upcoming judgment.
 
(With inputs from PTI)

 

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