Ahead of the apex court’s judgment on Ayodhya dispute which is expected before November 17, the Ayodhya police have scotched the rumours that are doing the rounds in the run-up to the much-awaited verdict. The police have rejected the claims surrounding the communication regulations being implemented in the city just before the court pronounces the verdict.
Issuing a clarification, the police dismissed the several baseless rumours doing the round on the Internet. Rumours such as communication in Ayodhya will be monitored by the police, phone calls will be recorded, social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook activities of the individuals will be tracked, mobile phones of Ayodhya residents will be connected to Mantralaya system are being passed on to incite panic among residents.
— AYODHYA POLICE (@ayodhya_police) November 4, 2019
The rumours also declared that police will be closely monitoring the messages being exchanged, videos and audios being shared on Whatsapp and other social media websites and thus suggested the users exercise restraint in sharing any objectionable or contentious content to others.
However, the Ayodhya police media cell has rejected the rumours saying that no such communication guidelines have been issued by the police and the rumours that are being proliferated on the social media websites are completely baseless and entirely misleading. It further warned the people that strong action will be initiated against those who are found sharing lies, rumours, communally sensitive messages, photos or videos.
The hearing of the long-drawn Ayodhya dispute ended on October 16, 2019, after arguments made by all the contending parties concluded in the matter. The 5-judges bench headed by Chief Justice of India- Ranjan Gogoi is expected to deliver the verdict before November 17.