New Delhi: As soon as it was announced that the Supreme Court will deliver its landmark verdict on the Ayodhya dispute on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter urging everyone to maintain peace. According to reports, the security of the five judges — CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice SA Bobde, Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S Abdul Nazeer — have been increased.

 

Appeals for peace have come for religious organisations and various political leaders. The MHA asked all states to be on alert. The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the closure of all schools, colleges and educational institutions and training centres in the state from Saturday to Monday. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier said two helicopters would be on standby in Lucknow and Ayodhya as part of the security arrangements.

Schools and colleges in Bhopal will also remain closed, reports said.