Iqbal Ansari, one of the main litigants in the Ayodhya dispute case, appealed to people to maintain peace and accept the Supreme Court's verdict on the contentious issue. He said that he will accept the judgment whatever it may be. The top court will deliver its much-awaited verdict in the Ayodhya title suit case on Saturday, November 9th at 10.30 am. A five-judge constitution bench had heard day-to-day arguments in the case in a marathon hearing that lasted 40 days. Apart from Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi who is set to demit office on November 17, 2019, the bench comprises incoming CJI SA Bobde, Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Abdul Naseer. The bench had reserved its order on October 16.
"Whatever preparations the government needs to do, it is doing. The verdict will be announced. I will respect the court and I also respect the government. I want to give a message to the public that they accept the verdict in their house whatever it may be. Do not politicize on caste, religion, Mandir, Masjid, because it is the Supreme Court's decision. I respect the nation and I respect the law and so I clearly want people to not engage in anything that disturbs the matter and they accept the verdict peacefully in their house," said Iqbal Ansari.
Schools and colleges in Uttar Pradesh will remain shut from November 9 to November 11 in line with security preparations made in Uttar Pradesh. A total of 18,000 state police personnel and 4,000 Central troops are also deployed. According to sources, State Chief Secretary and UP DGP themselves will be on ground zero to monitor the situation. The District Magistrate of Ayodhya will update the scenario to the Chief Minister Office on an hourly basis. Nine helicopters have been made available for urgent movement basis in Lucknow and Ayodhya as part of the security arrangements and three separate choppers will be present for aerial monitoring.