Chidambaram says adequate security measures taken to ensure peace following Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi, Sep. 29 (ANI): With just 24 hours left for the Ayodhya verdict by the Allahabad High Court, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said that the Central Government has taken adequate security measures and deployed sufficient security personnel across the country.

In his statement he also appealed to all sections of the people to cooperate with the government.

"The Central Government has taken adequate measures and has deployed adequate security forces all over the country in order to assist the State Government to maintain law, order and peace. I would once again appeal to all sections of the people of the country to cooperate with the Government and uphold the values that are dear to our country," said Chidambaram.

He also called the delay as a benefit to parties, groups and individuals.

"The delay of six days has had, in my view, an unintended benefit. It has given an opportunity to a number of parties, groups and individuals to reiterate that they will respect the verdict of the Court," said Chidambaram.

The Home Minister also said: "With the measures taken, we will be able to maintain law and order."

He also said India has moved on and its young people have also moved on.

Chidambaram today visited three Commonwealth Games venues viz., Sirifort auditorium, Swimming and Boxing auditoriums both at the Talkatora stadium.

"We will provide full proof security at the Commonwealth Games venues and village" said Chidambaram.

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday gave its nod to the court's Lucknow Bench to go ahead with its announcement of the judgment in the case, as it rejected an appeal that sought to defer the Allahabad Court's verdict on the Ayodhya-Ramjanambhoomi title issue.

"Having considered in detail the arguments of the parties, we are of the view that the special leave petition (SLP) has to be dismissed. Accordingly, the SLP stands dismissed," said the apex court's three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia in a brief order.

The court's order came after two hours of arguments on a plea for the deferment of the judgement by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court filed by a retired bureaucrat Ramesh Chandra Tripathi seeking time for working out an out-of-court settlement.

The Lucknow Bench will announce its verdict on the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title case on Thursday at 3.30 p.m. (ANI)

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