As the Ayodhya verdict has been pronounced in the Supreme Court of India, the security has been tightened at Ajmer Sharif Dargah in the light of it. The Collector of Ajmer, Vishwa Mohan Sharma, took the cue of the situation and ordered that the schools remain closed today. The Ajmer administration has also appealed to the residents to maintain peace and welcome the decision of the court. The security has been beefed up around Dargah and the Pushkar town as well. Police personnel have been placed at all the critical places and section 144 has been imposed. The head of the Dargah has also appealed for peace and not to create any kind of disturbance in the area.
This comes as the Ayodhya verdict has been pronounced where the Muslims will be given an alternate five-acre land at a suitable prominent location. The apex court while giving the judgement also said that the Nirmohi Akhara suit is not maintainable and they will not get shebait rights over the land. However, the entire 2.77 acres will remain with the receiver and will be handed over to a trust to be formed in 3 months to build a temple.
The five-judge bench was constituted on January 25, 2019, to hear the long-contested Ayodhya dispute. As the case progressed after the Centre handed over disputed Ayodhya site to original owners, the bench created a 3-member mediation panel. On August 2, a day after the mediation panel submitted the report of mediation to the SC in a sealed cover, the SC stated that the mediation had failed and began day-to-day hearings - which ran for 40 days, along with a parallel mediation process continuing. The SC announced that it would wrap up the hearing on October 17 and announce its judgment by November 17. Finally, on October 16, the Supreme Court concluded its hearing, reserved its order and the mediation panel submitting its settlement report before the Supreme Court.
(With ANI Inputs)