Ayodhya Verdict: Internet Cut Off And Section 144 Imposed In Jaipur Ahead Of Judgement By Supreme Court

Ayodhya Verdict: Internet Cut Off And Section 144 Imposed In Jaipur Ahead Of Judgement By Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court of India. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Internet services will be suspended in Jaipur from 10 am on Saturday (9 November) till the next order in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict. The decision has been taken to prevent spread of wrong and sensitive messages, said officials.

According to Police Commissioner Anand Shrivastav, "The social media is being monitored. WhatsApp groups spreading hate messages have been identified and are being deleted. Those spreading hate messages will be acted against."

Shrivastav appealed to the people to not be influenced by rumours and messages spreading hate. Section 144 has been imposed in the Jaipur Commissionerate and Jaipur Rural and heavy police force has been deputed in sensitive areas. Around 1.5 lakh police jawans have been asked to be on alert mode.

Around 4,000 CCTV cameras in 33 districts have been connected to the control room set up at the Police Headquarters for constant monitoring.

Soon after news came in about the announcement of the Ayodhya verdict on Friday, the Police Commissioner held a late night emergency meeting to take stock of the security situation.

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