Ayodhya Verdict: After Supreme Court’s Decision, Mumbai Police Imposes Section 144 for 24 Hours
Mumbai Police| (Photo Credits: Mumbai Police Twitter)

Mumbai, November 9: The Mumbai Police on Saturday announced that prohibitory orders have been issued across the city under Section 144 CrPC in wake of the the Supreme Court's historic verdict on the sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid suit. The orders have been imposed for the next 24 hours from 11 am on Saturday to 11 am on Sunday. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Mumbai Police tweeted saying that permissions for functions and gatherings may be taken from local Police Station. The order bars holding of public meetings or assembly of more than five persons or processions. Any person violating the order shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Highlights of the Supreme Court Judgement in the Ayodhya Case.

Section 144 of the CrPC, which was imposed in the metropolis on Saturday from 11 am, bars assembly of more than four people at any place. It also prohibits entry of all types of vehicles carrying persons intending to participate in such unlawful gatherings. "Dear Mumbaikars! Please be advised that prohibitory orders have been issued u/s 144 CrPC for entire Mumbai City. Permissions for functions and gatherings may be taken from local Police Station. Thanks", the tweet read.

Here's the tweet:

In the wake of the verdict, security has been beefed up at various places across the city which. Mumbai was among the places which witnessed communal riots after the disputed structure was demolished in Ayodhya in 1993. In its historic judgment,  the Supreme Court unanimously granted the entire 2.77 acre of disputed Ram-Janmbhoomi Babri Masjid land in Ayodhya to deity Ram Lalla and a suitable land of 5 acre to be handed over to Sunni Waqf board at prominent place for building the mosque.