Ayodhya: India on high alert, PM calls for peace

New Delhi, Sep 29: Ahead of Ayodhya verdict on Thursday, Sep 30, high alert has been declared in all parts of the country and tight security will be reigned in Uttar Pradesh where the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site is located.

On Tuesday, Sep 28, the Supreme Court of India has rejected the plea for deferring the Ayodhya verdict and allowed the Allahabad High court to declare the verdict on 61-year-old Ayodhya title dispute on Thursday, Sep 30 afternoon.

Home ministry has asked states to strictly enforce security measures in sensitive locations. Local administrations have been asked to activate peace committees comprising Hindus and Muslims.

Earlier, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked the citizens to maintain peace and harmony after the verdict. He recalled that the appeal for peace which had been mentioned in the resolution adopted by the union cabinet on Sep 16.

"Whatever be the nature of judgment, I think everyone should make every effort to maintain peace, harmony and tranquility in the country," said Manmohan Singh.

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