Madhya Pradesh/ Impact of Ayodhya verdict: Jai Gurudev Samagam postponed in Bhopal; markets remain shut; prohibitory orders in entire state

  • Chief Minister Kamal Nath appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony after verdict on Ayodhya
  • Schools, colleges and educational institutions remained closed, fewer vehicles were out on the roads than usual
  • Chief Minister Kamal Nath reached the police headquarters to keep an eye on the situation in the state
  • 10 thousand people had reached Bhopal to participate in Jai Gurudev Samagam

Bhopal: After the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya case on Saturday, the administration in the entire Madhya Pradesh, including the capital Bhopal, is fully alert. The three-day Jai Gurudev Samagam scheduled to be held at BHEL Dussehra ground in Bhopal from Saturday has been postponed. Around 10 thousand devotees had arrived to participate in it.

On the other hand, prohibitory orders have been imposed in all 52 districts of the state under Section 144. The impact of Ayodhya’s decision is visible in the state, including the capital. In Bhopal, markets are closed since morning. Fewer vehicles were coming out on the roads than usual.

We all respect the decision, says the CM: Chief Minister Kamal Nath has postponed all his programmes. The CM held a high-level meeting about the security arrangements in the state. He went to the PHQ and from there kept an eye on the situation in the state. After the Supreme Court’s decision, Chief Minister Kamal Nath has tweeted that we all respect the decision. Do not be part of any kind of enthusiasm, celebration and protests. Beware of rumors and stay alert. Do not get into any type of deception.

MP an island of peace, says Shivraj: Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh said that we all welcome the decision of the Supreme Court, no one was defeated. Our country is a historical country, we appeal for peace. Maintain peace, harmony and keep MP an island of peace.

Central assistance not needed to maintain law and order in state, says Nath: Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that he has discussed with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the issue of law and order. The Central Government has offered to provide any kind of assistance, but it is not required at present. The CM said that the state government has taken concrete measures at its level to maintain law and order and the police are doing their job well. No untoward incident has been reported. Five-six sporadic incidents have come to light, but none of them has anything to do with this decision.

Schools and colleges remain closed: All the schools, colleges, madrasas, anganwadis and other educational institutions in the state remained closed. Police forces are deployed at sensitive places and senior police and administration officials are keeping watch in all areas. People can do all their work normally.

The collector said if a situation of tension arises anywhere, immediately inform the police-administration. Apart from this, all services like milk, fuel, public transport and ambulances will continue as usual. In another order, the Collector has instructed all petrol-diesel pump operators not to give petrol-diesel in an open bottle or any other vessel.

Defeat hatred and unpleasantness, says Kamal Nath: The CM said: ‘The decision has been taken on the Ayodhya case. Once again, I appeal to you that all of us should respect this decision of the Supreme Court. Cooperate fully in maintaining mutual brotherhood, restraint, peace, and harmony. The government stands with every citizen of the state. Instructions have already been given to the police administration in the entire state to take strict action against elements flouting law and order. Today there is a need to spread the message of peace and love to all, defeating