HC disposes of plea on Ayodhya verdict

Vasudevan, a City-based advocate in his PIL had expressed apprehensions that vested interests would use the court verdict to incite violence to meet their ends.
Pointing out that the entire subcontinent is awaiting the verdict, he expressed his
apprehension that the verdict on the 60-year old case will lead to a vulnerable situation, as the State has neither banned public meetings nor processions under Section 144 of CRPC.

He said the State had witnessed violence over the Cauvery water tribunal award  when property worth lakhs of rupees was damaged and several innocent were killed. He also pointed out to the 1984 riots following the death of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, which took thousands of lives.

Vasudevan had sought a direction to the State to file an affidavit assuring to maintain law and order.  However following the submission of the government that all precautionary measures have been taken keeping in view the sensitivity of the matter, the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice Manjula Chellur disposed off the
matter.

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