Schools in UP, Delhi, Karnataka, other states to remain closed ahead of Ayodhya Verdict today

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All educational institutions including schools, colleges in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Karnataka will remain closed on Saturday ahead of Supreme Court’s judgment in the Ayodhya temple-mosque land dispute. Delhi Government has also advised all schools to remain closed in the city.

All educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh will remain closed from Saturday to Monday as a precautionary measure, the state government said.

Multi-layered security arrangements have been put in place in the temple town of Ayodhya with drones and CCTV cameras being used to monitor the situation ahead of the landmark verdict on Saturday.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a tweet said that all government schools will remain closed on Saturday.

“There are potential security concerns with the SC Ayodhya verdict tomorrow morning. All government schools and many private schools are closed tomorrow, as it is a second Saturday. We are advising all private schools to also remain closed tomorrow,” he tweeted on Friday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made an appeal to the people to maintain peace and order and not pay any heed to rumours.

The Chief Minister has asked for two helicopters to be on standby in Lucknow and Ayodhya, to tackle any possible emergency.

On Friday, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi met top officials of Uttar Pradesh to discuss law and order situation in the state.