Ayodhya verdict live updates | Temple at disputed site, alternative land for mosque, says Supreme Court
The five-judge Constitution Bench of Supreme Court has said the Allahabad High Court’s verdict of splitting the disputed Ayodhya land among Hindus and Muslims defied logic
Security in and around the Supreme Court was increased on Saturday ahead of the judgment in the politically sensitive Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, with barricades being put on roads leading to the apex court’s premises.
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce the judgment at 10:30 am.
A strong posse of security personnel have been deployed around the court complex and vehicles and pedestrians are being subjected to full checks.
Security outside the residences of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, who are part of the five-judge Constitution Bench, which will deliver the judgment, has also been beefed up by the Delhi Police.
Congress leaders to meet Saturday morning, ahead of Ayodhya verdict
Congress top brass would be meeting on Saturday morning to discuss its strategy in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict by the Supreme Court.
Congress general secretary organisation KC Venugopal said the meeting of the CWC would be held tomorrow morning. It was earlier to be held on Sunday.
“The CWC meeting has been rescheduled to tomorrow 09.11.19, 0945 am at 10 Janpath. CWC members, Permanent Invitees & Special invitees will be attending the meeting,” Mr. Venugopal tweeted.
Madhya Pradesh tightens inter-State border vigil
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bala Bachchan has directed the police to step up vigil along inter-State borders, regulate the social media and crackdown on rabble-rousers as part of a string of precautionary measures ahead of the Ayodhya case verdict.
“Shanti samiti meetings were organised at the mohalla-level to quell fear among people and foster a peaceful atmosphere,” said Director General of Police V.K. Singh.
All the vulnerable areas had been identified based on previous incidents of violence there and Section 144 of the Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973, prohibiting unlawful assembly, had been imposed across the State, he added.
Meanwhile, the Bhopal district administration has constituted a six-member core group comprising government officials and college professors to monitor the social media in coordination with the cyber cell of the police. – Sidharth Yadav
Ayodhya gears up for the verdict
Amid heavy security presence, life kicked off at a slow pace in Ayodhya.
As most of the areas in the vicinity of the disputed site were barricaded and vehicle entry barred, the civilian presence was noticeably thin.
Several restrictions have been put in place and bylanes leading to mixed population areas such as Tedhi Bazar, were also barricaded.
Darshan at the Hanuman Garhi temple and the makeshift Ram temple went on as usual with pilgrims trickling in towards the sensitive area, marked as a high-security red zone by the administration. – Omar Rashid
Leaders appeal for calm
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter to remind the nation of social harmony and love. “As you are all aware, the Supreme Court today is going to deliver its verdict on the Ayodha issue. No matter what the verdict is at this hour, all of us have a responsibility to uphold the age old tradition of country’s unity, social harmony and love for one another.
“This is Mahatma Gandhi’s country and it is our duty to send a message of peace and non violence,” she said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed for calm and unity on the eve of the verdict of the Ayodhya land dispute case and said the judgement should not be seen either as victory or defeat for anyone.
Uttar Pradesh on high alert
Uttar Pradesh government has announced closure of all educational and training institutes till Monday.
Temporary jails in every district have been created while internet services may be banned in some places to check spread of rumours through social media.
The Union Home Ministry is in regular correspondence with the state government and has provided 4,000 central paramilitary personnel for deployment in Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said.
Special vigil is being maintained on more than 670 people on social media and if need arises internet can be stopped to check spread of rumours, an official said.
The state government has identified 31 districts as sensitive while Section 144 under CrPC, prohibiting gathering of five or more persons, has already been imposed across Uttar Pradesh. – PTI
(this content taken from hindu news)