Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, internet services in parts of Rajasthan and UP suspended; educational institutes remain closed in several districts till tomorrow

  • In view of the landmark verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute case, internet services have been suspended in Jaipur and Bharatpur on Saturday while educational institutes will remain closed in several districts of the state.

  • According to the order, internet services were scheduled to be suspended for 24 hours in Jaipur Commissionerate from 10 am today.

  • The Divisional Commissioner of Bharatpur had, on the other hand, ordered a temporary suspension of internet till tomorrow.

Jaipur: In view of the landmark verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute case, internet services have been suspended in Jaipur and Bharatpur on Saturday while educational institutes will remain closed in several districts of the state.

 Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, internet services in parts of Rajasthan and UP suspended; educational institutes remain closed in several districts till tomorrow

Police personnel near the site of disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, in Ayodhya. PTI

According to the order, internet services were scheduled to be suspended for 24 hours in Jaipur Commissionerate from 10 am today. The Divisional Commissioner of Bharatpur had, on the other hand, ordered a temporary suspension of internet till tomorrow.

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Bharatpur, Ajmer and Bundi district authorities have also directed schools, colleges and other educational institutes in the states to remain closed today while prohibitory orders have been issued in Ajmer and Bundi districts of the state.

Section 144, the prohibition of the assembly of more than four people in an area, has also been imposed and sale of liquor has been banned in Karnataka's twin cities Hubli-Dharwad.

Internet services have been suspended in Aligarh as well for 24 hours beginning 12 am on Saturday in view of the Supreme Court's verdict, officials said.

The district administration has also prohibited any religious processions being taken out in the city in the wake of the order, even as a heavy force was deployed to check any law and order situation.

District Magistrate, Aligarh, Chandra Bhushan Singh said, "The internet services have been suspended for 24 hours as a precautionary measure. The decision on internet suspense would be reviewed after that and could be extended by another 24 hours. Schools and colleges across the district have already been ordered to remain closed till Monday."

Singh said besides the district police, one company of Rapid Action Force (RAF) has been deployed in Aligarh, and the administration has requested the government for another company of RAF to be deployed in Aligarh Muslim University.

The administration has appealed the citizens for calm and peace while warning strict action against those taking the law into their hands.

The Uttar Pradesh government ordered the closure of all educational and training institutes till Monday.

Security arrangements have been made across the country ahead of the historic decision by the apex court in the politically sensitive matter.

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its historic verdict on a batch of a petition against the 2010 Allahabad High Court order in the politically-sensitive Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case after 10:30 am today.

The top court had reserved its verdict on the matter on October 15 after hearing the case on a day-to-day basis for 40 days.

Updated Date: Nov 09, 2019 14:40:05 IST