Ayodhya Verdict: Silence Before The Storm

Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid being an emotional issue for both Hindus and Muslims, the security agencies across the nation have been alerted to avoid any mishaps. The entire country awaits the Supreme Court verdict which is expected to be delivered by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi before his retirement on November 17.

Crux of the Matter
  • Religious leaders from both religions have appealed for peace through mainstream and social media to avoid repeat of the 1992 violence.
  • In Mumbai, as part of the security measures, the police has imposed prohibitory orders from November 4 to 18, restricting any unlawful assembly of people.
  • Section 144 has been imposed in Ayodhya till December 28 and 4000 paramilitary force on standby.
  • Intelligence agencies have been put on high alert with police constantly monitoring social media activities.
  • Sharad Pawar said the Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya case should be accepted by all whatever the judgment is. Communal harmony should be maintained.
  • PM Modi has appealed to maintain harmony and refrain from making unnecessary statements on the verdict.
  • BSP chief Mayawati said the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya matter must be respected at all costs.

Ayodhya dispute is a political, historical and socio-religious debate in India, centred on a plot of land in the city of Ayodhya, located in Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh. The issues revolves around the control of a site traditionally regarded among Hindus to be the birthplace of Rama; the history and location of the Babri Masjid at the site, and whether a previous Hindu temple was demolished or modified to create the mosque. The Babri Masjid was destroyed during a political rally which turned into a riot on 6 December 1992. More Info