Ayodhya Verdict: MHA Keeping Close Watch On Security Arrangements

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The MHA is closely monitoring the security situation across India and especially Uttar Pradesh following the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya dispute

Written By Nisha Qureshi | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The Ministry of Home Affairs is monitoring the security situation across India following the Supreme Court's decision on the Ayodhya case. The security situation across the country and especially in Uttar Pradesh has been reviewed by the MHA. According to sources,  an advisory has also been issued to all the states to keep an eye on sensitive areas.

Tight security arrangements in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Police have made strong arrangements to maintain law and order situation in the state. "Special vigil is being maintained on more than 670 persons on social media. According to the Uttar Pradesh Deputy General of Police OP Singh, the central Government has provided 40 companies of security forces to ensure peace in the state.

"Special Vigil is being maintained on more than 670 persons on social media. Police will not hesitate in stopping internet services if the need arises, "the deputy general said. The DGP also said, temporary provisions have been made in places and they are keeping a close eye on 31 sensitive areas. 

"Apart from this around 1200 constables,250 constables,250 sub-inspectors,11 additional superintendents of police (SP),20 deputy SP and 2 SP level officials have been deployed," he said. 

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'A close watch on Social media'

Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh DGP said, the UP Police is keeping a close watch on social media and has also appealed not to post communal posts on social media. 

"Internet services have been scrapped in one district for 24 hours. Seventy-six cases have been registered,42 people have been arrested and we have recommended blocking of 670 social media accounts,” said the DGP. 

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Delivering the landmark judgment in the Ayodhya dispute case, the Supreme Court on Saturday, delivered a unanimous judgment in the title suit of the disputed area awarding it to the Hindu parties for the construction of a temple. It also directed the Centre to come up with a scheme within three months to set up a trust which will hand over the outer courtyard and inner courtyard of the site for construction of a temple. Apart from this, the SC stated that an alternate land of 5 acres is to be allotted to Muslims for the liberty of constructing a mosque, either by the central govt or the State govt, in a suitable and prominent place in Ayodhya. CJI Ranjan Gogoi, while delivering the unanimous judgment, dismissed the claims of the Sunni Central Waqf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara. He also termed that the three-way division of the disputed land by the Allahabad HC in its 2010 verdict is wrong.

Following the verdict, State Chief Secretary and UP DGP themselves will be on ground zero to monitor the situation. Section 144 has been imposed all over Uttar Pradesh and Schools and Colleges and other educational institutions are to remain closed in Uttar Pradesh for three days. According to sources, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is in a 'ready to move' position. Apart from this, 9 helicopters have been arranged for urgent movement basis while 3 separate choppers will be made available for aerial monitoring. Drones are being used in sensitive areas to monitor any suspicious activity.

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(With ANI inputs)

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