Bengaluru city police commissioner Bhaskar Rao on Friday said that law enforcement authorities have imposed restrictions on assembly of people and taken other precautionary measures ahead of the verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title case by the Supreme Court.
"In view of the sensitive judgement that is to be passed by tommorrow, the Bengaluru city police is fully geared to meet any kind of law and order and preservation of public order arrangement," Rao said in a press conference late on Friday.
The Supreme Court website uploaded a notice late Friday evening saying the judgment will be delivered at 10.30 am on Saturday in the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's court room No. 1 by the five-judge constitutional bench presided over by him that include justices S.A. Bobde, D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer.
The restrictions put in place to avoid any untoward incident in the aftermath of the verdict.
Law enforcement authorities in Bengaluru city and other parts of Karnataka have imposed restrictions on assembly of people,protests and other celebrations.
Over 8000 police personnel and tens of hundreds of other law enforcement officials will patrol the streets of Bengaluru on Saturday.
Rao said that section144 has been imposed across the city and there will be restrictions on processions, bursting of crackers, throwing of gulaal ,slogan shouting, protest or celebrations across Bengaluru.
The police also carried route marches across select and localities considered sensitive in the city.
Police in other parts of the state,especially in the communally sensitive coastal districts, have also imposed restrictions .
Suresh Kumar, Karnataka's minister for Primary and Secondary education said that all schools and colleges would be closed on Saturday.
Thousands of police and other security personnel have been deployed across several states in northern India including Uttar Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also posted a series of tweets on Friday in which he appealed for everyone to maintain peace and harmony.