No restrictions will be imposed on devotees visiting Ram Lala – the makeshift temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya – Thursday when the verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit will be pronounced, an official said Wednesday.
‘There will be absolutely no restriction on ‘darshan’ of Ram Lala,’ said Faizabad District Magistrate M.P. Agarwal.
‘Like any other day, devotees can come for the ‘darshan’ even on judgement day. Everything is normal here,’ Agarwal told on telephone from Faizabad, some 150 km from Lucknow.
According to officials, around 20,000 security personnel have been deployed in the twin towns of Ayodhya and Faizabad ahead of the much-awaited judgement expected to be pronounced by the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court at around 3.30 p.m.
Paramilitary forces and the Provincial Armed Constabulary are keeping round-the-clock vigil. Security checks have been intensified at all entry points of Ayodhya.
‘The situation is entirely peaceful. Taking this into account, we decided not to give any direction for suspending teaching at schools, colleges or other institutions,’ said Agarwal.