As the Supreme Court will deliver the verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday, November 9, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday appealed to the people of Uttarakhand to accept the Supreme Court verdict on the case. He also appealed for the people of the state to not spread rumours or objectionable comments on social media that could adversely affect social harmony.
In his statement given to news agency ANI, he said, " I appeal to people of Uttarakhand to accept whatever verdict is given by the Supreme Court. No rumors or objectionable comments should be made on social media or other platforms that could adversely affect social harmony."
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on #AyodhyaVerdict: I appeal to people of Uttarakhand to accept whatever verdict is given by the Supreme Court. No rumours or objectionable comments should be made on social media or other platforms that could adversely affect social harmony. pic.twitter.com/RTdGRaT5iV— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
Ahead of the verdict, security in Ayodhya has been beefed up. So far, 18,000 state police personnel, 3,000 state Rapid Action Force staff, and 4,000 Central troops have been deployed in Ayodhya to maintain law and order. Sources suggest that the forces have been directed by the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that nobody is allowed to spread any communal message, including political and religious leaders within the State.
Security has been tightened across the National Capital ahead of the verdict. Delhi police have also made necessary security arrangements at the official residence of the five Supreme Court judges who will be delivering the verdict on the case on November 9. Meanwhile, the security arrangements of the Supreme Court have also been tightened, with Delhi police and paramilitary forces keeping a close eye an all the activities.
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.