The Delhi government on Friday, November 8, advised all private schools to remain closed on November 9 as a precautionary measure in view of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case. All government schools will be closed on account of the second Saturday of the month. The Supreme Court is all set to deliver its much-awaited verdict in the Ayodhya title suit case on Saturday at 10.30 am.
"There are potential security concerns with the SC Ayodhya verdict tomorrow morning. All government schools and many private schools are closed tomorrow, as it is a second Saturday. We are advising all private schools to also remain closed tomorrow," Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said in a tweet.
There are potential security concerns with the SC Ayodhya verdict tmrw morning. All government schools and many private schools are closed tomorrow, as it is a second Saturday. We are advising all private schools to also remain closed tmrw.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) November 8, 2019
Similarly, all schools and training institutes in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh will also remain closed till Monday. The Madhya Pradesh government has declared a holiday for all educational institutes in the state on Saturday in view of the Ayodhya case judgment. An order issued by the deputy secretary, the school education department, declared holiday for all educational institutions, including private ones. All schools and educational institutions in J&K and Karnataka will also remain shut on November 9, ahead of SC judgment in the Ayodhya verdict.
The Delhi police have increased security measures across the national capital and instructed officials to keep a close watch on sensitive areas in the city while readying additional personnel for deployment in the event of a mishap. Delhi police officials revealed security outside the residences of the five judges on the Constitution Bench has also reportedly been beefed up.
(with PTI inputs)