New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the vexatious Ayodhya land dispute case, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted to all his cabinet colleagues to do their best in maintaining calm during and after the verdict on the matter.

“Accept the verdict in all humility,” PM Modi said to his cabinet colleagues. He also advised his ministers to refrain themselves from making ‘worthless’ comments on the matter and try to maintain cordiality to keep harmony in the country, PTI quoted sources as saying.

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He also notified to his council of ministers that the verdict should not be seen in a context of win or loss, and accept whatever the top court decides. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is likely to announce the verdict in the highly vexatious matter of Ayodhya dispute by November 17, the day he will demit his office. The five-judge Constitution bench reserved its verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case on October 16 after a marathon 40-day hearing

Earlier in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme on October 27 also, PM Modi recalled how the political parties, civil society members and the government acted maturely to prevent miscreants’ attempts to create differences in the society during the Allahabad High Court’s ruling in the matter in 2010.  

The BJP also asked its workers and spokespersons to refrain from making any provocative comments on the matter. On the other BJP’s ideological mentor RSS also advised its cadre to prevent any fissures and provocative statements. RSS’ top leadership also asked its members not to celebrate the verdict if it comes in their favour.

Echoing the BJP and RSS, prominent Muslim body Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Wednesday also asserted to the Muslim community to maintain peace and harmony and respect the verdict even if it is adverse. Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Arshad Madani on Wednesday said that the verdict should be based on facts and evidence and not on faith and belief, as reported by PTI.  

Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits the assembly of four or more persons, is already in place across Ayodhya district till December 10.

Keeping in view the sensitivity of the matter, section 144 of the CrPC was imposed in the Ayodhya district till December 10. the Faizabad police have also deployed around 16,000 volunteers to keep a close watch on any objectionable content on social media regarding the matter. A similar number of volunteers have been put in place across 1,600 localities in the district to maintain calm when the order is delivered.

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The dispute involves 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya, which right-wing activists believe was the birthplace of Lord Ram. A 16th Century mosque - said to have been built by the Mughal Emperor Babur -- which stood at the spot was razed in December 1992 by right-wing activists leading to communal riots in the country. 

Posted By: Talib Khan