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18:45 IST: Maha govt formation likely to be delayed after Ayodhya verdict: Raut

Even as the BJP and Shiv Sena continue to be mired in a political deadlock in Maharashtra, senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut Saturday hinted towards a further delay in the government formation after the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict. Raut said in a tweet: “Pehle Mandir Phir Sarkar!! Ayodhya mein Mandir Maharashtra mein Sarkar… Jai Shri Ram.” The Sena leader told news agency PTI: “Next two days, it is only Ayodhya. Nothing on government.” 

17:10 IST: Ayodhya verdict | Security in place in Mumbai, situation peaceful

Section 144 was imposed in Mumbai in the wake of Ayodhya verdict. Hours after the Supreme Court read out the verdict, bandobast levels are being maintained and no untoward situation reported so far. Situation is peaceful, said Mumbai police spokesperson.

16:33 IST: I plan to go to Ayodhya on Nov 24: Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray

"You might remember that I along with Shiv Sainik had gone to Ayodhya last year on November 24 and performed Aarati on banks of Sarayu river. When I had gone there, I had carried the soil from Shivneri, the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, with a belief that it has some magic. The issue has been resolved within a year. Now, I again plan to go to Ayodhya on November 24," Uddhav said.

16:29 IST: Red-letter day in country's history: Uddhav Thackeray on Ayodhya verdict

"Today's day will be written in golden letters in India's history. I am happy that the long pending issue has been resolved today and everyone has accepted the verdict. Hindus across the world will remember Balasaheb Thackeray today for his contribution to Hindutva," says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

16:14 IST: Uddhav Thackeray to go to Ayodhya on November 24

Today's day will be written in golden letters in the history of India. Everyone has accepted the verdict. I will be going to Ayodhya on 24 November. This is a red-letter day in the country's history. I remember Bal Thackeray, Ashok Singhal on this day: Uddhav Thackeray on Ayodhya Verdict

15:26 IST: Verdict should not be analysed as anybody's victory or defeat: Fadnavis

Maharashtra care taker chief minister Devendra Fadnavis welcomed the supreme court verdict on Ram temple at Ayodhya. Addressing media at BJP headquarters in Mumbai he said the verdict should not be analysed as anybody's victory or defeat. Instead , it will unite and strengthen all democratic values. It restores Bharatiya Asmita. Saab ka saath , saab ka vikas taking people towards greater nation building for New India. I thank people for restoring peace and normalcy in Mumbai and across Maharashtra.

15:10 IST: Truth and justice prevailed: Bhagwat on Ayodhaya verdict

Hailing the Supreme Court judgment on the Ayodhaya issue, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday asserted "truth and justice" have prevailed and stated that the verdict should not be seen as anybody's victory or defeat. Addressing a press conference at the Sangh's central office here in Jhandewala, Bhagwat said,"We welcome this decision of the Supreme Court. This case was going on for decades and it has reached the right conclusion. This should not be seen as a win or loss. We also welcome everyone's efforts to maintain peace and harmony in society."

15:06 IST: Everyone should respect the Supreme Court verdict: Rahul Gandhi

Everyone should respect the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute and maintain harmony, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday while noting that this is the time to promote brotherhood, trust and love for all in the country. "The Supreme Court has pronounced its verdict on the Ayodhya issue. While honouring this decision of the court, we all should maintain mutual harmony. This is a time for brotherhood, trust and love among us all Indians," he said.

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15:03 IST: Delhi Police uses drones to carry out surveillance

Drones are being used to carry out surveillance in parts of the national capital in view of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute, case officials said. Drone surveillance, meeting with public and area patrolling were conducted in several parts of the city including areas of northeast Delhi, they said. Prohibitory orders have been issued across the national capital to maintain public order, police said.

15:02 IST: Take all future action in amicable atmosphere: Mayawati

BSP president Mayawati appealed to everyone to maintain an amicable atmosphere after the Supreme Court announced its verdict in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. "While respecting the historic, unanimous decision given by the Supreme Court in relation to the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute today as per the secular Constitution of Param Pujya Baba Saheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, all future action should only be taken in an amicable atmosphere. This is an appeal and suggestion," the Bahujan Samaj Party chief said in a tweet in Hindi.

14:55 IST: Advisory issued to TV channels to adhere to programming code of conduct in reporting

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) issues advisory to all channels and cable TV operators to strictly adhere to the Programme Code during discussion, debates and reporting.

14:31 IST: Justice has been delivered to the long struggle for Ram temple: Raj Thackeray

MNS chief Raj Thackeray welcomed the Supreme Court decision on Ram Janbhoomi-Babri masjid issue in Ayodhya while hoping for the construction of Ram temple on the land at the earliest. "We need to thank the supreme court for giving justice to the issue. I welcome the court decision. Justice has been delivered to the long struggle for the Ram temple and many karsevaks who laid their lives in the struggle," Thackeray told reporters in the city.

14:17 IST: Cases relating to demolition of Babri Masjid be expedited, guilty be punished: CPI(M)

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) said as the judgment has provided a judicial resolution to the fractious issue, there are certain premises of the verdict which are questionable. In a statement issued by the CPI(M), it said the top court in its verdict stated that the demolition of Babri Masjid in December 1992 was a violation of the law, hence cases pertaining to the demolition should be expedited and the guilty be punished.

"The Court has also appreciated the 1991 Places of Religious Worship Act. Adherence to this law should ensure that no such disputes on religious places are again raised and utilised," it said.

Further, it said that it had always sought to resolve the dispute by a judicial verdict if a negotiated settlement was not possible and appealed that there should be no proactive acts that would disrupt communal harmony.

14:07 IST: We should reject SC's 5-acres land offer, don't patronize us: Owaisi 

Not satisfied with the SC's judgment, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said the verdict of the court is final but not infallible, adding that Muslims should reject the 5-acres land as stated in the top court's order.

"We are not satisfied with the verdict. The Supreme Court is indeed supreme but not infallible. We have full faith in the Constitution, we were fighting for our right, we don't need 5 acres land as a donation. We should reject this 5 acres land offer, don't patronize us," he said.

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13:40 IST: What Supreme Court Ayodhya verdict means to the litigants 

What does the Supreme Court's Ayodhya's judgment means to the main parties involved? Nirmohi Akhara was one of the three parties to receive an equal share of the 2.77-acre disputed land in 2010 ruling by the Allahabad HC. The SC has now its suit, ruling it was barred by time limitation. The Sunni Waqf Board's suit was found to be within time limitation, but said it was unable to prove adverse possession. The SC dismissed a proposal by the Shia Waqf Board.

13:36 IST: Pakistan after Ayodhya verdict: Saddened by insensitivity on such a joyous occasion

With the Ayodhya verdict coming on the same day as the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has objected to the timing of the judgment. He said he was "deeply saddened" at the "insensitivity" shown at such a joyous occasion, reported PTI.

13:34 IST: What the evidence in Ayodhya case shows, according to SC

In its judgment, the Supreme Court has listed out the “net result” of the “evidentiary record”. It has said that accordingly, its relief would have to be “moulded in a manner which preserves the constitutional values of justice, fraternity, human dignity and the equality of religious belief”.

13:28 IST: Amit Shah on Ayodhya verdict: SC judgment will strengthen India’s unity

Union Home Minister and BJP national president Amit Shah Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute and appealed people to accept this decision with ease. He also expressed confidence that the judgment will prove to be a milestone in itself.

13:08 IST: Situation normal in Pune

The situation remains calm and peaceful in the Pune city and the larger district with the administration saying that while it is monitoring situation nothing requiring any big security steps has happened. As per Primary Education Department of Pune Zilla Parishad, most of the schools are anyway closed on Saturday either due to weekend of the longer Diwali vacation. "Some private schools which were to remain open were instructed to declare a holiday on Saturday as a preventive measure," said Suresh Kurhade, Education Officer (Primary). Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram said, "Situation is normal in Pune and the whole of the district. We are monitoring the situation and nothing requiring big security steps have happened so far. Section 37 of Bombay Police Act is in force which helps in the preservation of public peace or safety," said Ram.

13:01:  'SC's verdict should not be seen as victory or loss', PM Modi urges to maintain peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is at Dera Baba Nanak for the inauguration of opening of the Kartarpur corridor, said that SC's verdict on Ayodhya should not be seen as a victory or defeat of anyone and urged to introduce the underlying spirit of peaceful co-existence of India. "This decision should not be seen as a victory or defeat of anyone. Be it Ramabhakti or Rahimabhakti, this is the time for all of us to strengthen the spirit of Bhakti. My appeal to the countrymen is to maintain peace, harmony and unity," the PM said. Modi said the top court's judgment is important for several reasons — It shows how important is to follow the legal process in resolving a dispute. "This decision of the Supreme Court is important for several reasons: It shows how important is to follow the legal process in resolving a dispute. Each side was given enough time and opportunity to present its arguments. The temple of justice resolved the decades-old case amicably," he tweeted.

12:15 IST: Supreme Court Ayodhya verdict: Key points

In case you're just joining us, here are the key points from the Supreme Court judgment in the Ayodhya dispute case.

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12:12 IST: Congress on Ayodhya verdict: INC respects Supreme Court judgment; appeal for peace

The Congress party has issued a statement saying it respects the verdict of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case, and appealed to all parties concerned to abide by the secular values and spirit of fraternity enshrined in the Constitution and to maintain peace and harmony. "It is the responsibility of each one of us to reaffirm our tradition of mutual respect and unity among all that has defined our society through the ages," the party said.

12:02 IST: EXPLAINED: Decoding the Supreme Court Ayodhya verdict

In a 5-0 unanimous verdict, the Supreme Court has ruled that the 2.77 acres of disputed land in Ayodhya will be handed over to a trust for the construction of a Ram Mandir. The temple which will be constructed will be managed by the trust.

11:59 IST: Supreme Court Ayodhya judgment 906 pages!

The Supreme Court is expected to upload its judgment in the Ayodhya dispute case shortly. The Indian Express has learn that it runs into 906 pages.

11:48 IST: Nirmohi Akhara on Ayodha verdict by SC: 'Grateful Court has given us representation'

The Nirmohi Akhara has said it is grateful that the Supreme Court has recognised its fight, and ordered adequate representation in the Trust, which will be set up by the Centre to build the Temple in Ayodhya, reports news agency ANI. Its spokesperson Kartik Chopra said, "Nirmohi Akhara is grateful that the SC has recognised our fight of the last 150 years and given us adequate representation in the Trust to be set up by the Centre to build and manage the Temple."

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11:43 IST: Sunni Central Waqf Board on Ayodhya verdict - Not satisfied, will decide course of action

The Sunni Central Waqf Board has said it is "not satisfied" with the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict, and will decide its future course of action. Zafaryab Jilani, who had represented the Board in Court, said, "Not satisfied with judgement. Will decide future course of action. We respect the judgement. There should be peace."

11:35 IST: Key points from Supreme Court Ayodhya verdict

In case you missed it, here are the key points from the Supreme Court's Ayodhya judgment.

* Disputed Ayodhya land given to Ramjanmabhoomi Trust

* SC grants 2.77 acres of disputed land to deity Ram Lalla

* SC directs Centre to frame scheme within three months and set up a trust for construction of temple

* A mosque will be set up on five acres of land at a suitable, prominent place in Ayodhya

* Sunni Wakf Board unable to prove possession of outer courtyard.

11:26 IST: Ayodhya disputed land given to Hindus, new site for mosque

The Supreme Court has given the disputed Ayodhya land to the Ramjanmabhoomi Trust, and ordered that an alternative piece of land, which lies in a "suitable" and "prominent" place in Ayodhya be given to the Muslims to build a mosque. The judgment, which was unanimous by the five-judge Bench, was read by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi this morning.

11:08 IST: SC: Alternative piece of land should be given to Muslims 

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has said an alternate piece of land should be given to Muslims to make good their loss of a mosque.

11:06 IST: SC says HC ruling to give Sunni Wakf Board, Nirmohi Akhara share of land 'defies logic'

The Supreme Court has said the Allahabad High Court's decision to give share to Sunni Wakf Board and Nirmohi Akhara even after dismissing their suits "defies logic". The apex court says the entire land has to be considered as a whole.

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11:00 IST: SC: Muslim side unable to prove possessory title

The Supreme Court says the Muslim side has been unable to prove its right to the disputed property.

10:58 IST: Ayodhya verdict: Presence of structure beneath mosque not enough for title

The Supreme Court has said the presence of a pre-existing structure beneath the mosque alone is not enough for title today. It also says the Babri Masjid was never abandoned by Muslims; prior to 1855, even Hindus had access to the inner courtyard.

10:57 IST: Ayodhya verdict: SC accepts HC view that idols were placed inside Babri Masjid central dome in 1949

Were idols and objects of worship placed on the night of December 22-23, 1949, or were these already there? The Supreme Court has accepted the Allahabad High Court view that idols were placed inside the central dome of Babri Masjid on the intervening night of December 22-23 in 1949.

10:47 IST: Ayodhya verdict by Supreme Court: Belief that Ram was born in Ayodhya 'indisputable'

The Supreme Court says the faith and belief of Hindus that Ram was born in Ayodhya is "indisputable". The apex court says, "Faith is a matter of individual believer... No evidence has come on record to discount the belief of Hindus in the place."

10:45 IST: Ayodhya case verdict: Underlying structure not Islamic in nature

The Supreme Court says there was underlying structure which was "not Islamic in nature". The artefacts recovered have a distinct non-Islamic nature, the Bench says.

10:43 IST: Ayodhya verdict by SC: Ramjanmabhoomi not juristic person; can't reject ASI report as conjectura

The Supreme Court holds that Nirmohi Akhara is not the shebait. It also says Ramjanmabhoomi is not juristic person. The Court says it can't reject the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) report as conjectura. " The ASI report leads to the conclusion that Babri mosque was not constructed on vacant land," it said.

10:40 IST: SC on Ayodhya case: Inappropriate to decide on faith; Ramlalla Virajman suit within limitation period

The Supreme Court says it will be inappropriate for it to play role of theologian and interpret Hadees. The apex court finds the Nirmohi Akhara’s suit barred by limitation, but says Ramlalla Virajman suit is within limitation period.

10:38 IST: Ayodhya verdict unanimous, says Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

The Supreme Court bench hearing the Ayodhya dispute case will pronounce one judgment today. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has confirmed that the five judges will pronounce a unanimous judgment. The Court has dismissed a SLP by Shia Central Waqf Board.

10:32 IST: Supreme Court Ayodhya verdict: Bench assembles in Court 1

The five-judge bench has assembled in Court 1. They will begin reading their judgment in the decades-old dispute any minute now. The court is jam packed today.

10:26 IST: Ayodhya dispute: Nine years after Allahabad HC verdict, Supreme Court judgment today

Nine years after the Allahabad High Court's verdict in the Ayodhya case, the Supreme Court is set to pronounce its judgment. A five-just Constitutional Bench will begin reading its judgment after 10.30 am. With just a few minutes to go, all eyes are on the Supreme Court today.

10:17 IST: Ayodhya hearing: Supreme Court's observations

As we wait for the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict, here's a look at what the Bench had observed during the hearing. "Has a question like the present one (on the birth of Ram) been raised about the birth of a prophet or whether Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in any court anywhere in the world?" it asked. It also said the presence of the Chabutra in close proximity with the iron railings put up by the British post-1855 assumes significance, and that the ASI's report was not just an opinion and would have to be give due weightage.

10:11 IST: Supreme Court Ayodhya verdict shortly; CJI Ranjan Gogoi leaves for court

There's just about 30 minutes left before a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will begin reading its judgment on the Ayodhya case. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who is heading the bench, has left his residence. Security has been beefed up in the court premises. Our legal correspondent Ananthkrishnan G reports that the doors to Court 1 are yet to be opened; a crowd is building outside steadily.

10:02 IST: Ayodhya hearing: What Nirmohi Akhara argued in Supreme Court

The other 'Hindu' party, Nirmohi Akhara argued in the Supreme Court that it was in possession of the inner courtyard and Ram Janmasthan for hundreds of years. It said the outer courtyard having 'Sita Rasoi', 'Chabutra', ‘Bhandar Grah’ was in our possession, never part of dispute in any case. The petitioner said its suit was filed within the period of limitation. We are seeking rights to management and possession of the area.

09:51 IST: Ayodhya verdict: In Ahmedabad, residents of Naroda Patiya shift to other localities

Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict, residents of Naroda Patiya in Ahmedabad have moved to other localities in the city. This area witnessed the worst massacre during the Gujarat riots of 2002, with at least 97 Muslims brutally killed by a mob.

09:44 IST: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra ahead of Supreme Court Ayodhya verdict: 'Our duty to maintain peace, non-violence'

Ahead of the verdict, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra appeals to people to maintain the thousands of years old tradition of unity, social harmony and mutual love of the country. "This is Mahatma Gandhi's country. It is our duty to maintain peace and non-violence," she tweets.

09:32 IST: Ayodhya verdict: What UP Sunni Central Waqf Board argued in Supreme court

The UP Sunni Central Waqf Board told the Supreme Court that examining the historic rulership and legitimacy of actions of emperors like Babur and Aurangazeb will open a "pandora’s box". It said the ASI's report was, at best, an "opinion" and “cannot be accepted as evidence” to decide the case. It argued that the lime-surkhi was brought to India during the Islamic period and its traces on the wall show it was part of an Idgah. It claimed the concept of Ram birthplace treated as a juristic person was “invented in 1989” for the purpose of the suit filed by Ramlalla Virajman that year.

09:12 IST: All eyes on Supreme Court today, ahead of Ayodhya verdict

All eyes are on the Supreme Court today, ahead of its judgment in the Ayodha case. Security is beefed up at its premises, as journalists and lawyers make their way to the Court.

08:53 IST: Ayodhya timeline — Events leading up to SC verdict today

Here's a timeline of the Ayodhya case, right up to today when the Supreme Court will deliver its judgment. A five-judge bench headed by the CJI had reserved its order in the case on October 16.

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08:50 IST: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to address media after Supreme Court Ayodhya verdict

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address the media at 1 pm, following the Supreme Court verdict. The press conference will be held at Keshav Kunj parisar, Jhandewalan in Delhi. Similarly, representatives of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will also hold a presser at Ashoka Road following the verdict.

08:44 IST: Ahead of Ayodhya judgment today, prohibitory orders in Kerala

There are prohibitory orders in several states across the country, as far as Kerala. In Kerala, curfew has been clamped down in five police station limits in Kasaragod district, including Kasaragod, Kumbala, Manjeswaram, Hosdurg and Chandera, our correspondent Vishnu Varma reports.

08:42 IST: Ayodhya verdict today: Hopefully we don't have to appeal judgment, say Nirmohi Akhara lawyers

Lawyers representing Nirmohi Akhara are already at the Supreme Court ahead of the Ayodhya verdict. Our reporter on ground speaks to their Pravakhta, Karthik, who says, "It's an ancient fight. We are here for Lord Ram. He will take care of us. Hopefully we dont have to appeal this judgment."

08:29 IST: Ayodhya verdict: What Ramlalla Virajman argued in Supreme court

Some of the arguments put forth by Ramlalla Virajman, represented by His “next friend” the late Deoki Nandan Agrawal, in the Supreme Court had to do with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) findings; accounts of foreign travellers and historians; the Allahad HC judgment holding the site as a deity; inscriptions "recovered" from the rubble of the demolished Babri Masjid and more.

07:54 IST: Ayodhya verdict today: Who is on the Supreme Court bench?

A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, will pronounce the Ayodhya judgment today. The bench had reserved its verdict in the case on October 16 after a marathon 40-day hearing. The judges had less than five weeks to write their judgements because the CJI retires on November 17.

07:43 IST: What Madhav Godbole had to say ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Madhav Godbole, who was Union Home Secretary when the Babri Masjid was demolished, recently spoke to The Indian Express on the key takeaways from the crisis, and the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict, he had said, "The demolition of Babri Masjid signified a total breakdown of not just the rule of law, but of the Constitution itself.

"Strong pressure of public opinion must be built that, whatever may be the decision of the highest court, it will be fully respected and accepted by all. A meeting of the National Integration Council may be called to build a national consensus and resolve for the purpose," he added.

07:29 IST: The Lord as a juristic person: What legal rights do deities enjoy?

Among the parties in the Ayodhya title suit appeals is Lord Ram himself — Ramlalla Virajman — represented by His “next friend”, the late Deoki Nandan Agrawal, a former judge of Allahabad High Court. Do deities enjoy legal rights? Yes. A juristic person, as opposed to a “natural person” (that is, a human being), is an entity whom the law vests with a personality. Gods, corporations, rivers, and animals, have all been treated as juristic persons by courts.

07:13 IST: Ayodhya verdict today:How Allahabad HC judgment was argued in Supreme Court

In its judgment today, the Supreme Court will decide on the 2010 ruling of the Allahabad High Court that had directed a three-way partition of the disputed land in Ayodhya. The HC had examined eight key questions in the Ayodhya title suit. What arguments did the sides make over the same issues in the Supreme Court? Click here for a point-by-point explanation on how the Allahabad HC verdict was argued in the apex court.

06:59 IST: Ayodhya verdict today: What the Allahabad HC had ruled

The Supreme Court's judgment today is on appeals against a verdict by a three-judge Bench of the Allahabad High Court in 2010, that had directed a three-way partition of the disputed 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya. Click here for an explainer on how the High Court had ruled on eight key issues, which are central to the appeal in the Supreme Court.

06:14 IST: Delhi police beefs up security ahead of Ayodhya verdict 

Ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday, Delhi Police has beefed up security across the national capital and asked its top officials to identify sensitive areas in the city for deployment of additional personnel.

The security outside the residences of the five judges on the Constitution Bench that will delver the judgement at 10.30am has been beefed up, Delhi police officials said.

The police has planned elaborate security arrangements and all precautionary measures are being taken, the officials said. The deputy commissioners of police of all districts, along with the station house officers, have been directed to raise police visibility and patrolling in communally sensitive areas.

5:09 IST Ahead of Ayodhya ruling, CJI meets UP’s Chief Secretary, DGP in chamber 

The outcome of one of India’s most significant and sensitive litigation will be known Saturday morning when a five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, rules on appeals challenging a 2010 order on the title to the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya. On Friday, hours before the Supreme Court notified the Saturday sitting, CJI Gogoi met Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and Director General of Police Om Prakash Singh in his court chamber.

3:25 IST Mumbai: Ayodhya verdict today, police rope in SRPF and paramilitary

Police deployment in Maharashtra has been stepped up ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ramjanmab-hoomi-Babri Masjid case on Saturday. The Maharashtra Police will be assisted by SRPF companies and other paramilitary forces that will be present on the ground across the state.

2:05 IST Kerala CM urges all to show restraint in reaction to SC's judgment tomorrow 

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has appealed to citizens to exercise restraint when reacting to Supreme Court's verdict on the sensitive Ayodhya dispute to be delivered on Saturday morning. "Whatever be the verdict, we all must ensure to show restraint while reacting to it," CM said. The chief minister reminded the state how peacefully it had reacted to the news of Babri Masjid demolition on December 6, 1992.

0:27 IST UP: Internet suspended in Aligarh for 24 hours

Aligarh District Magistrate (DM), Chandra Bhushan Singh: All mobile internet services to remain suspended from 12 AM (08.11.2019) to 12 AM (09.11.2019) in the entire district.

0:02 IST Schools, colleges shut in Karnataka, Sec 144 imposed across Bengaluru

Section 144 has been declared across Bengaluru from 6 am tomorrow until Sunday midnight. Sale of liquor has also been banned for 48 hours starting tomorrow amid beefed up security with 50 Platoons of KSRP and 30 platoons of CAR in the city ahead of Ayodhya verdict. The Karnataka primary and secondary education minister Suresh Kumar has declared all schools and colleges shut on November 9.

23:19 IST Potential security concerns, advise private schools to remain closed tomorrow: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia has advised private schools to remain closed tomorrow, citing "potential security concerns with the SC Ayodhya verdict." All government schools and many private schools are already closed on account of it being a second Saturday.

23:08 IST Jammu: Sec 144 imposed, schools, colleges closed tomorrow

Jammu: Section 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) has been imposed in all 10 districts of Jammu. All private as well as government schools and colleges to remain closed tomorrow on the day of the Ayodhya verdict.

22:38 IST Ayodhya verdict will not be a victory or defeat for anyone: PM Modi

The Prime Minister also said that the verdict will not be a victory or defeat for anyone. "Whatever the Supreme Court decides on Ayodhya, it will not be a victory or defeat for anyone. My appeal to the countrymen is that it should be the priority of all of us that this decision should further strengthen the great tradition of peace, unity and goodwill of India," he tweeted.

22:32 IST  PM Modi tweets ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted ahead of Ayodhya Verdict. "The Supreme Court's decision on Ayodhya is coming tomorrow. For the past few months, the matter was being heard continuously in the Supreme Court, the whole country was watching it eagerly. During this period, the efforts made by all sections of the society to maintain an atmosphere of goodwill are greatly appreciated."

22:29 IST Timeline of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title case

The Supreme Court will on Saturday pronounce its verdict in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute at 10.30 am. 

22:27 IST PM Modi to ministers: No unnecessary statements on Ayodhya, maintain harmony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cautioned his council of ministers from making unnecessary statements on the Ayodhya issue. Earlier this week, BJP and RSS members met Muslim intellectuals and clerics at Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s residence and stressed that whichever way the verdict goes, excessive celebration or mourning should be avoided.

22:26 IST Supreme Court Ayodhya-Ram temple verdict: Spot where Babri Masjid stood

During the hearing, the Hindu side argued that the structure was not a valid mosque according to the tenets of Islam while quoting the ASI reports that noted that inscriptions in the Devanagari script were found on the pillars of the mosque. On the other hand, the Muslim side claimed that the disputed structure had been a mosque since the day it was constructed. They argued that even after the riots of 1934, namaz was offered and the Babri Masjid had an imam who led the prayers and a muezzin who recited the azaan.

22:24 IST SC circular on listing of Ayodhya title suit verdict on Saturday

Here is the Supreme Court circular on listing of Ayodhya title suit verdict on Saturday.

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22:19 IST CJI Gogoi takes stock of security arrangements in UP

On Friday, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and director general of police and took stock of security arrangements. All schools, colleges, educational institutions and training centres will be closed from Saturday to Monday across Uttar Pradesh.

22:17 IST Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya title suit tomorrow

The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on Saturday at 10.30 am. The Supreme Court will rule on appeals against the 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court, which ordered a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres between the Nirmohi Akhara sect, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board and Ramlalla Virajman. 

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