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Section 144 has been imposed near the Parliament ahead of the protest march by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union

Efforts to maintain communal harmony in Ayodhya gathered momentum ahead of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram temple-Babri masjid title suits with both the Hindu seers and Muslim clerics appealing to their communities not to fall prey to rumours and maintain peace.

The apex court heard a batch of petitions challenging Allahabad HC judgment trifurcating 2.77 acres of disputed land at Ayodhya into 3 equal parts among Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board, and Nirmohi Akhara.

Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi who was among those detained by Mumbai Police on Saturday.

Scores of locals including environmental activists have been opposing the cutting of trees for the construction of the car shed of the metro station. They are demanding the relocation of the bus depot, which is a part of the Metro III project.

The process of easing of prohibitory orders and providing relaxations continued on Sunday. The relaxations were provided in 50 police stations as against 35 police stations on Saturday, and the duration in the relaxation was increased from six hours to eight hours, the government had said.

Speaking to media here, Jammu and Kashmir's Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Munir Khan, had said the security forces and the administration were ensuring that there is no civilian casualty. 

The next big test for security forces is Eid. Eid is on Monday and maintaining peace in the valley will be a big challenge for the security forces. The administration is planning to restart the communication line in the valley, especially for Eid.

A resolution removing the special status of the state under Article 370 was approved by the Rajya Sabha on Monday with Home Minister Amit Shah saying the constitutional provision was the "root cause of terrorism" in the state and the Modi government was committed to making the state the most progressive in the country.

Taking the opposition by surprise, the reorganisation bill and the resolution to repeal Article 370 were tabled in the House amidst uproarious scenes with major opposition parties resisting it. The opposition complained that they had not got advance information about the bill.