Section 144 has been imposed in Ayodhya till December 10 in the view of verdict on the disputed land, District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha said. He said that the decision to impose Section 144 was also taken while considering the upcoming festivals.
“Decision to impose Section-144 was also taken in consideration of upcoming festivals,” Anuj Kumar Jha said.
The Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer is likely to deliver its judgment by 17 November, the day the Chief Justice of India will demit office.
The district administration’s decision to impose Section 144 was welcomed by Iqbal Ansari, one of the Muslim litigant in the Ayodhya case. “This was necessary to maintain peace and harmony in Ayodhya and to prevent any untoward incident,” said Ansari.
“The order was already issued on August 31 which covered all the unlawful assemblies and undesirable activities. The order dated 12.10.2019 has been issued to cover a couple of points which were not there in the earlier order,” he said.
“I must add that already there is another order in force since August 31 covering aspects of unlawful and undesirable activities. The order dated 12.10.2019 [Saturday] has been issued to cover a couple of points which were not there in the earlier order,” said Jha in a Tweet.