New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Ahead of the Supreme Court’s historic verdict in the decades-old Ayodhya land dispute, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for peace and appealed everyone to maintain peace.

In a series of tweets in Hindi, the Prime Minister said that the "Ayodhya verdict will not be anybody's victory or loss", adding that it was the priority of the country's citizens to "maintain harmony".

“Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya will not be matter of victory or loss for anyone. I appeal to countrymen that it should be our priority to strengthen our tradition of maintaining peace and harmony after Ayodhya verdict,” said PM Modi.

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“In the run up to Ayodhya verdict, efforts have been made by various people and organisations to maintain harmonious atmosphere,” the Prime Minister added.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi will likely announce its verdict on the Ayodhya dispute at 10.30 am tomorrow. 

A notice regarding the pronouncement of judgement was uploaded on the official website of the Supreme Court late Friday evening.

The CJI also held an hour-long meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and Director General of Police Om Prakash Singh who apprised him about the security arrangements made to maintain law and order in the state.

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Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradeh government announced closure of all educational and training institutes till Monday.

The demolition of the Babri masjid at the disputed site on December 6, 1992, had sparked communal riots in the country and the administration has been on its toes ahead of the verdict.

Multi-layered security arrangements have been put in place in the temple town of Ayodhya, which has been turned into a fortress with deployment of 60 companies (90-125 personnel each) of the PAC and paramilitary forces. Drones and CCTV cameras were also being used to monitor the situation.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma