Educational institutes shut in UP, MP, J&K, Delhi, Sec 144 imposed

New Delhi: Schools, colleges and other educational institutes remained closed in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Delhi as the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the decades-old Ayodhya dispute on Saturday.

As a precautionary measure, the government had closed all schools, colleges, educational institutions from Saturday to Monday in Uttar Pradesh. Schools and colleges in Karnataka, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh were also shut.Even in Delhi all government schools and many private schools were closed.

Section 144 of CrPC, which prohibits gathering of more than four people, had been clamped in entire Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

VHP speak

“We expect that the central government shall now expeditiously take further steps, as directed in the judgement of the Supreme Court towards facilitating construction of a temple in Ayodhya… We are confident that this grand temple will now be constructed at the earliest possible,” Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s working prez Alok Kumar said.

Historic justice

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev while speaking to mediapersons about Ayodhya verdict said, “The SC, under no pressure and no influence, has given historic justice… A grand Ram temple will be built. The decision to allot alternate land to Muslim side is welcome, I believe Hindu brothers should help in the construction of the Masjid as well.”