Ayodhya Verdict: CCS to meet at PM’s residence, BJP leaders at Advani’s place

Thursday, September 30, 2010

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW - The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) will meet at Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s residence at 5 p.m. on Thursday to discuss issues concerning security in the country and the Ayodhya title verdict of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are also expected to meet at senior party leader Lal Krishna Advani’s residence at around 6 p.m. to discuss the judgement.

Earlier today, Lucknow District Magistrate Anil Sagar said the Allahabad High Court has cautioned against interpretation of the judgement.

He said the full verdict would be posted on the High Court’s website.

“The full verdict will be posted on the website of the Allahabad High Court www.allahabadhighcourt.in. The High Court has cautioned against interpretation of the judgement. Three separate copies of the synopsys of the three judges will be handed over to the media after the verdict,” said Sagar.

“The media will receive the three copies of the judgements synopsys at the District Commissioner’s office,” he added.

Lucknow Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Rajeev Krishna made a similar plea in the presence of representatives of about hundred media organisations.

The verdict in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute will decide whether the 2.7 acres of disputed land on which the Babri Masjid stood before it was demolished on December 6, 1992, belongs to the Sunni Central Waqf Board or to the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha.

The court has been turned into a virtual fortress and declared a no access zone.

Additional civil and police officers have been being deployed at sensitive places, including the Allahabad High Court and its Lucknow bench premises.

Administrations in all districts are directed to ensure that anti-social elements do not disturb the law and order situation.

The security of the three high court judges has been tightened. About 20 personnel of the PAC and five CRPF personnel have been deployed at the residence of all three judges.

They have been also provided an escort and pilot car and one PSO. A DSP rank officer has been made in charge of the judges’ security.

About 25 districts of the state, including Agra, Allahabad, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Bareilly, Behraich, Bulandsahar, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Meerut, Moradabad, Mau, Varanasi, Faizabad, Mathura, Bijnore, Muzaffarnagar and Lucknow have been identified as sensitive or hyper sensitive, and therefore, special security precautions have taken for these places.

On Wednesday, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said the Centre has taken adequate measures and deployed enough security forces all over the country to assist state governments to maintain peace.

He said all the state governments have been advised to be firm and expressed the confidence that they will be able to maintain public order and peace. (ANI)

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