Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi case, security measures have been upped in various parts of the country. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh took a review of the law and order situation in the state on Saturday morning. The Punjab Chief Minister has also asked the DGP of the Punjab Police to stay on high alert and has appealed to the people of the state to maintain peace and calm.
The Media Advisor to the Chief Minister of Punjab took to his official Twitter handle to inform about the same.
In view of impending #AYODHYAVERDICT by SC, @capt_amarinder reviews law & order, asks @DGPPunjabPolice & other senior officers to remain alert. Appeals to people to maintain calm and peace at all costs. #AyodhyaHearing pic.twitter.com/Gw7XegKfJW— Raveen Thukral (@RT_MediaAdvPbCM) November 9, 2019
The Office of the Chief Minister of Punjab also released an official statement ahead of the verdict. According to the statement, the Punjab Chief Minister has discussed the security situation with DGP Dinkar Gupta and other senior officers.
The statement read, "According to an official spokesperson, the Chief Minister asked the police and other agencies to keep tabs on suspected trouble-makers, and to take immediate and stern action against anyone found trying to disturb Punjab’s law and order."
According to the official statement, Captain Amarinder Singh said, " Peace is of utmost importance and nobody would be allowed to disturb it under any circumstances."
Captain Amarinder has also appealed to the people to maintain peace and not do anything that could create law and order problems in the state. "Whatever the court’s judgment, everyone should accept it and abide by it," he added.
The Ayodhya land dispute, which is one of the longest standing legal battles the country has seen, will see its conclusion on November 9, 2019. Various security and other arrangements have been made to ensure peace and harmony in the country once the verdict is pronounced tomorrow. Section 144 has already been imposed by various states. A five-judge constitution bench had been hearing day-to-day arguments in the case that lasted 40 days. The final verdict was reserved by the Supreme Court on October 16.