Ayodhya: High alert in UP, HC to announce verdict

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Ayodhya, Sep 30: The three-member Lucknow bench of Allahabad High court will announce the verdict in the Babari Masjid 61-year-old title dispute at 3.30 pm on Thursday, Sep 30.

Ahead of the verdict, Centre has declared high alert in the country. Government also asked states to be alert and to deploy security forces in the communal sensitive areas. Different religious and political leaders urged to maintain peace in the country.

On Wednesday, Sep 29, the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram urged citizens to take the Ayodhya verdict sportively and maintain peace in the country. He chanted Gandhi mantra, "Eshwar Alla tere naam, sab ko sanmati de bhagavan," and added that government has already deployed enough security to tackle any situation.

The three-member Lucknow bench comprised of Justice Sibghat Ullah Khan, Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Justice Dharam Veer Sharma of Allahabad HC will announce the verdict at 3.30 pm. High security beefed up the court premise. All roads leading to HC were blocked and lawyers who do not have cases on the judgement day were asked not to appear in the court.

The security in Uttar Pradesh, where Ayodhya situated, was tightened and looks like a fortress. More than two lakhs army men were deployed in different parts of the state.

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