In view of the upcoming Supreme Court judgement on the Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi issue, the Centre has sent around 4,000 personnel of the central armed police forces (CRPF) in and around the disputed site of Ayodhya.
The Uttar Pradesh police is all geared up with a four-layered security plan. If one plan fails, the other one will be pressed into action, news agency PTI reported quoting a police official. Over 12,000 policemen have been deployed across the temple town ahead of the verdict. It is learnt that more forces will be pushed in early next week including the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) of the Uttar Pradesh police.
The Ministry of Home Affairs also sent an advisory to all the States to maintain "law and order" as the verdict is set to be announced in few days. It is said that the Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on Ayodhya issue before November 17, the date on which the current Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi retires from the service.
"We have sent an advisory to all States, asking them to keep a watch on law and order as the verdict is announced," said a senior government official. The Ayodhya district has been divided into different security zones - red, yellow, green and blue - to avoid any untoward incident. While the red and yellow zones will be secured by the Central Para Military Forces (CPMF), the green and blue zones will be looked after by the civil police.
The appeals against the 2010 Allahabad High Court’s judgment on the title-suits filed by both Hindu and Muslim parties have been heard by a five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court for 40 days. The court has reserved judgment.