Security has been beefed up across the country following the historic judgement of the Supreme Court to hand over the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya land to the Hindu parties, making way for Hindu devotees to have a grand Ram Mandir at the birthplace of Lord Ram.
The historic temple town of Ayodhya has been turned into a fortress with the deployment of 60 companies of the PAC and paramilitary forces. The state administration has installed drones and CCTV cameras, which will also be used to monitor the situation at the city after the Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case on Saturday.
Social media posts are also being monitored across the state of Uttar Pradesh to prevent frenzy atmosphere as inflammatory content could be published across platforms in the light of Supreme Court judgement on Ayodhya dispute.
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government had earlier declared that all educational institutions will remain closed in UP from Saturday to Monday as a precautionary measure. Section 144 of CrPC, which prohibits the gathering of more than four people, has been clamped in entire Uttar Pradesh.
Apart from Uttar Pradesh, schools and colleges across the country are to be remained closed from Saturday. The Karnataka government declared that all schools and colleges in the state will remain closed on November 9 in view of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case.
Restrictions have also been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir with schools and colleges to remain closed today. “Restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the SC verdict as a precautionary measure,” DGP Dilbag Singh.
Similarly, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have also declared a holiday for all educational institutes in the state in view of the verdict.
Apart from that, states and Union Territories have increased the presence of security forces on the streets. Additional forces have been deployed in sensitive areas and all jails have been put on high alert. The security arrangements have been made to ensure the safety and security of religious places across the country.
Delhi Police have also beefed up security across the national capital. The deputy commissioners of police of all districts, along with the station house officers, have been ordered to remain vigilant and patrol forces in communally sensitive areas.