Last updated on November 8, 2019
India has improved safety a week ahead of the Supreme Court guidelines on a contested religious site that’s been fiercely contested by bulk Hindus and Muslims for years, authorities and home ministry officials said on Friday.
Over 5,000 paramilitary force, police and members are deployed from the northern city of Ayodhya, in which an early mosque was razed in 1992 by hardline Hindus who consider the website is the birthplace of Lord Ram, a physical incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu.
The destruction of the mosque triggered religious riots where about 2,000 people, the majority of them Muslims, were killed throughout the nation and resulted in a series of court battles with a variety of groups staking claim to the website.
The Supreme Court is expected to make its decision on who should manage the website late next week along with tens of thousands of Hindu monks and devotees are coming in Ayodhya for its ruling.
At precisely the same time, various government agencies are creating their preparations to thwart any violence.
Every safety officer is dedicated to Stop minor skirmishes or large-scale riots following the court provides its verdict,” stated a senior home ministry official from New Delhi,
“State authorities have identified several universities to prepare temporary jails when the need comes up,” said the officer, who declined to be identified.
Ayodhya is currently in densely populated Uttar Pradesh country, home to over 5 percent of India’s 200 million Muslims.
Provincial police chief Om Prakash Singh told Reuters that precautionary measures have been set up and societal networking platforms were being tracked to monitor inflammatory articles before the verdict.
“We won’t tolerate Hindus or Muslims openly demonstrating their response to the court verdict,” Singh explained.
Muslim clerics from the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra known for peace encounters with Roman leaders in communally sensitive areas before Friday prayers.
Navaid Hamid, president of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, the very best forum for Muslim organizations, said tens of thousands of Muslim spiritual leaders had pledged to preserve peace and stability after the court verdict.