The Hyderabad city police have imposed Section 144 from Thursday to Saturday across the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The move by the police comes a day ahead of the 27th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on December 6.
“We have received information that certain groups are trying to create disturbances affecting public peace and order in the city, inciting communal animosity between different communities on December 6,” the police said, in a statement to media.
Police have said that Section 144 will be in force from Thursday 6 pm to Friday 6 am.
The police have prohibited all kinds of processions, dharna, rally (including motorcycle rally) or public meetings during the period. Prohibition has also been placed on individuals or groups of individuals from making any speech, gesture or displaying pictures, symbols, placards, flags etc, which are likely to create religious animosity or hatred between different communities or individuals or is likely to cause disturbance to the public peace and order in the limits of the city, except those permitted by the police.
This year’s anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition comes after the historic November 9 verdict by the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court (SC) that gave a unanimous judgment in the Ayodhya case. The Supreme Court held that the disputed land would be given to the Hindu parties.
The SC also ordered alternate land measuring five acres for the Sunni Muslim Waqf Board. The verdict was given by a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, and comprised Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.
The Centre has been tasked with the creation of a Board of Trustees for the construction of the temple at the disputed site. The trust has to be set up within three months from the verdict and the trust will take over the management of construction of the temple.
The disputed 2.77 acre land, which includes the inner and outer courtyards, will be handed over by the Centre to the trustees. The rest of the land will also be handed over to the trustees. #KhabarLive