Ayodhya verdict: Political leaders, scholars, religious leaders appeal to maintain peace and harmony

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Political leaders, scholars, religious leaders across the country have appealed to the masses to maintain peace and harmony in wake of the Supreme Court verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters at the Nagpur airport this morning that it is the responsibility of every person to ensure that no untoward incident takes place anywhere. It is the duty of people to remain calm.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said the government is ensuring law and order in the state and people are maintaining communal harmony and brotherhood. The state has been brought a thick security blanket with vital installations including airports, railway stations and other places.

Restrictions under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code came into force in the newly-created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir around midnight last night after the DGP chaired a high-level meeting to review the security situation the officials said.

Trustees of famous Haji Ali and Mahim Durgahs in Mumbai have appealed to maintain peace ahead of the Supreme Court verdict.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appealed via twitter to the people to accept the judgement of the Supreme Court and ensure peace and harmony.

Security has been beefed up in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the Supreme Court. The officials said in Bhopal as many as 32 additional companies of the police are being deployed across the state. Prohibitory orders were enforced across the state to ensure peace.

In Gujarat, police personnel were deployed in sensitive areas and patrolling has been intensified on streets. Police Commissioner Ashish Bhatia said in Ahmedabad that senior police officers were patrolling in sensitive areas. (AIR)

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