CJI Rajan Gogoi meets top UP govt officials ahead of Ayodhya verdict
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday met top officials of the Uttar Pradesh government ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.
New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday met top officials of the Uttar Pradesh government ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. UP Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and Director General Police O P Singh met Justice Gogoi in his chamber. AIR correspondent quoting sources reports that the Chief Justice had called the top officials for the meeting.
A constitution bench headed by the CJI is expected to deliver its judgment on decades-old dispute over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya next week. The Centre and UP government have been working over the last few days and weeks to insure that peace and tranquility is maintained.
Leaders from both the communities have appealed to the people to maintain peace and honour the outcome of the verdict.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have also asked party leaders not to issue provocative statements.
Security beefed up
Security arrangements have been beefed up in various parts of the state, especially in Ayodhya district, in order to maintain law and order before and after the expected judgment in the Ayodhya case.
Section 144 has been imposed in Ayodhya district till December 10 in anticipation of the verdict in the matter. The Centre has given state almost 4,000 extra paramilitary personnel in this regard.
Officials to stay alert and on constant vigil
Earlier on Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a video conference with all the District Magistrates and senior officials directing them to crack down on those trying to disrupt peace. He also asked the officials to stay alert and pro-active.
“Take immediate actions against inflammatory social media posts. Keep an open dialogue with the public, political and religious leaders on the Ayodhya verdict,” Adityanath told the officials.