A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi is expected to pronounce its verdict in Ayodya title suit any day now having wrapped up a 40-day daily hearing on October 16, paving the way for a judicial settlement of the over 2.77 acres of land.
The bench is considering petitions against a 2010 Allahabad high court judgment that ordered the disputed land be divided equally between the Nirmohi Akhada, a Hindu denomination, the Sunni Central Waqf Board and representatives of Ram Lalla, the child deity.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh and the union government, apart from political parties have started prepping for the big day. Here is a look at the measures that have been announced in the run-up to the verdict.
- Eight temporary jails have been setup in colleges ahead of Ayodhya case verdict
- Leaves of all field officers and administrative officials have been cancelled till 30 November 2019.
- Officials from Anti-Terror Squad (ATS), National Investigation Agency, and Local Intelligence Unity have already arrived in Ayodhya.
- the administration has tightened the security of Justice Ashok Bhushan who is one of the five judges hearing this case.