Supreme Court to deliver Ayodhya verdict tomorrow; schools shut, security tightened
A Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will deliver the verdict tomorrow, said a notice published on the official website of the Supreme Court late on Friday evening. All schools and colleges shut in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi: A notice on the Supreme Court website announced that the verdict in one of the most politically sensitive cases - Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya - will be pronounced tomorrow. The apex court is set to pronounce its judgment at 10.30 am on November 9.
A Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will deliver the verdict, said a notice published on the official website of the Supreme Court late on Friday evening (November 7). Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer are the other members of the bench.
The bench had reserved the verdict on October 16 after the marathon hearing that took place over a period of 40 days.
The CJI, Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and DGP Om Prakash Singh held a meeting to discuss the security arrangements to ensure law and order in the state.
Elaborating on the security arrangements, additional director general of police (Law and Order) PV Ramasastry said, "Adequate forces have been provided to Ayodhya and all sensitive districts of the state in good measure. The force has been sufficiently strengthened in terms of CAPF and PAC companies."
Drone cameras are being used in the preparatory phase so that the deployment of the forces can be planned correctly, said a senior officer. All schools and colleges in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh will remain shut on November 9.
Karnataka education minister S Suresh Kumar declared a state-wide holiday for all schools and colleges in lines with the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya case
Prime Minister Modi tweeted that the verdict is not about winning or losing, but let’s all hope that the country’s peace, unity and goodwill remain strengthen with this judgment.
अयोध्या पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट का जो भी फैसला आएगा, वो किसी की हार-जीत नहीं होगा। देशवासियों से मेरी अपील है कि हम सब की यह प्राथमिकता रहे कि ये फैसला भारत की शांति, एकता और सद्भावना की महान परंपरा को और बल दे।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 8, 2019
With a view to maintaining peace, the VHP has stalled the stone-carving work and the artisans have been sent back home. The carving had been going on for the last 3 decades.
The RSS too has appealed for peace. Its leaders along with BJP leaders met Muslim clerics and gave a clarion call to maintain peace in the wake of the court’s order.
In 2010 Allahabad high court judgment said that the 2.77 acre in Ayodhya be divided equally among the three parties – the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. 14 appeals have been filed against this since then in the Supreme Court.