The much-awaited verdict in the decades-old Ayodhya title dispute is to be announced before CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s retirement on November 17. In anticipation of the verdict in the communally sensitive case, governments in many states, especially UP, have been on high-alert to ensure public safety and peace.
As per reports, CJI Ranjan Gogoi has invited UP Chief Secretary and UP DGP Om Prakash Singh to discuss the preparedness of the government machinery in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi issue.
Several other UP state officials from police and administrative services are also likely to meet the CJI.
Last night, UP CM Yogi Adityanath too reportedly had a late-night video conference with the top civil and police officials, including DMs, and police commissioners over the security preparations in the state over the Ayodhya verdict. CM Yogi is said to have individually enquired about the law and order situation in each district in the state.
Ayodhya has been turned into a fortress with several platoons of police and paramilitary forces deployed at the disputed site and surrounding areas. The Supreme Court had concluded hearings and reserved its order on October 16. The verdict is expected to come any day now before November 17.