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Jaipur: All schools and colleges in Rajasthan are closed on Saturday in view of the Supreme Court verdict in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot gave directions to officials late on Friday night to ensure that schools and colleges are closed as precautionary measures.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made and additional police personnel deployed in sensitive areas, DG law and order ML Lather said.
It is to be mentioned that officials in many parts of India reviewed their states’ law and order situation ahead of the Supreme Court judgment in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. The apex court is likely to pronounce the judgment at 10:30 am.
Officials in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday also reviewed their states’ law and order situation. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who will be leading a delegation to Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on Saturday, held a meeting with DGP Dinkar Gupta and other senior officers.
He directed the officers to remain on high alert and take all steps to ensure peace and harmony in the state, an official spokesman said.
The chief minister has asked police and other security agencies to keep a tab on suspected troublemakers, and take immediate and stern action against anyone found trying to disturb law and order in Punjab, he said.
Peace is of utmost importance and nobody will be allowed to disturb it under any circumstances, Singh said.
He appealed to the people to maintain peace and not do anything that could create law and order problems in the state.
Whatever is the court’s judgment, everyone should accept it and abide by it, Singh added.
In neighbouring Haryana, police said they have made all arrangements to maintain law and order.
“We have made all arrangements to maintain law and order in the state in view of the Ayodhya verdict,” Haryana additional director general of police (law and order) Navdeep Singh Virk said.
Necessary instructions were issued earlier and additional personnel have been allotted to some districts. Peace committees have been formed in sensitive districts and areas, he said.