Provocative Social Media Posts On Ayodhya Verdict Will Get You Arrested Under National Security Act
One of the most controversial and unresolved case in India, awaiting its verdict shall finally come to rest soon, estimated date: before 17th November. The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.
Reports have fled in that the Supreme Court has come up with the final decision of what lies with the fate of this 2.77 acres land, creating timeless origins of controversies and religious disputes throughout the country, before November 17 when Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires.
UP Police Highly Active in Every Spectrum
As we mentioned, ahead of the expected verdict of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit by Supreme Court, the Uttar Pradesh police is taking heavy measures to maintain law and order not just in Ayodhya but throughout the state.
The UP Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh stated that they are prepared and social media is being scrutinized and any objectionable or inflammatory posts will invite action.
Not only is the UP Police taking heft precaution measures, they have also issued an advisory and stated that they will not hesitate to book social media users under the National Security Act (NSA).
All the Precautionary Measures Taken
The directive issued by the UP police to maintain peace and calm while the verdict period is expansive. According to this directive, electronic media from conducting debates on Ayodhya has been strictly restricted.
All calls made during this period will be recorded and scanned. Also, collecting stones or bricks has been prohibited, along with sale of kerosene. There’s a blanket ban on any event, rally or cultural programme in Ayodhya.
Ayodhya District Magistrate, Anuj Kumar Jha issued a directive prohibiting social media messages and posters on Ayodhya land case that may disturb communal harmony. This prohibition will stay in force till December 28, 2019.
Civilians have been barred from keeping, using or demonstrating firearms, explosives, lathi or other sharp weapons. The use and demonstration of licensed weapons at public events has also been banned.
Some other directives in the order include a ban on accumulating explosives or acid, ban on the use of loudspeakers and strict action on defamatory posts against deities on social media.
UP CM, Yogi Adityanath has asked his ministers and officials in the government to refrain from making any controversial or coloured remarks on the issue.
The Highly-Awaited Verdict
As per the verdict to this extremely delicate issue that has haunted the country since long, will finally come to rest. The Supreme Court has decided to do this before the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires, i.e. November 17.
A five-judge Supreme Court bench heard the Ayodhya case on a day-to-day basis for 40 days and after careful scrutinization decided to reserve its verdict on October 16.
The Hindu parties, during the hearing, had argued that the entire 2.77 acres of land is the birthplace or “janm sthan” of Lord Ram while the Muslim parties claimed the title over the land, saying Muslims had ownership of the land since 1528 when the mosque was built.