The Supreme Court (SC) is all set to announce its verdict on the long standing Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land dispute case in Ayodhya.
Started in 1992, the case is finally going to be settled before the retirement of the current Chief Justice of India (CJI,) Ranjan Gogoi. Ranjan Gogoi is going to retire on the 17th of November.
On the 9th of November, a bench of five SC judges, including CJI Gogoi, is expected to announce the verdict at 10:30 A.M.
Ahead of the verdict, Nitin Gadkari, the Road and Transport Minister of India, appealed to the public to maintain peace and harmony across Uttar Pradesh. Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, announced high security would be deployed in Ayodhya and there would be an increase in the number of buses to help the pilgrims in Ayodhya return home.
Om Prakash Singh, the Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh, conducted aerial surveillance with the help of drones. He said, “We did around 10,000 meetings across the State with religious leaders and citizens. We are appealing to the people of the State to not spread rumours on social media.”
The Government of India (GoI) also appealed to the media not to spread fake news before the announcement of the SC’s decision regarding the case.
The Police imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in many regions across Uttar Pradesh.
The Court hearing would begin soon and the verdict is scheduled to be announced at 10:30 A.M.
Stay tuned for further updates.