Temporary jails all over UP, tight security in Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (PTI Photo)

 Security has been beefed up in Ayodhya and adjoining areas ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit and the administration is keeping strict vigil in 31 districts of Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday.

The Uttar Pradesh government has created temporary jails in every district while internet services may be banned in some places to check the spread of rumours through social media.

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The Union Home Ministry is in regular correspondence with the state government and has provided 4,000 central paramilitary personnel for deployment in Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said.

Special vigil is being maintained on more than 670 people on social media and if the need arises the internet can be stopped to check the spread of rumours, the official said.

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Security has been tightened in Ayodhya and its adjoining areas while temporary prisons have been created in every district of the state.

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The state government has identified 31 districts as sensitive while Section 144 under CrPC, prohibiting the gathering of five or more persons, has already been imposed across Uttar Pradesh.

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Special focus is being given to Ayodha, the district where the disputed structure is located, and different tiers of security zones have been created there, and each visitor is being scanned. 

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