21 November Thursday
Sec 144 has been imposed around Supreme Court

Ayodhya Verdict at 10.30 am; Schools, colleges closed in several states

Web Desk‌Updated: Saturday Nov 9, 2019
NEW DELHI : As the country waits with bated breath, the Supreme Court constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, will pronounce its judgment in the sensitive Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit at 10.30 am today.

States across the country have elaborate security arrangements in place, to prevent any untoward incident in the aftermath of the verdict.

Sec 144 has been imposed around Supreme Court.Schools, colleges are closed in UP and several other states.

Ahead of the verdict, CJ Ranjan Gogoi  summoned UP Chief Secretary and DGP to assess security arrangements, yesterday noon.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi and  religious leaders have urged public to maintain calm, saying it's neither a victory or a loss for anyone.

The case revolves around  2.77 acres of land in UP's Ayodhya, disputed by Hindus and Muslims for ownership. Hindus believe the site to be birthplace of Lord Ram. In 1992, Righwing activists tore down the 16th century Babri mosque that stood there, claiming it was built on the ruins of an ancient temple.

The incident triggered massive riots across the country in which more than 3,000 people were killed.