Supreme Court Ayodhya verdict LIVE Updates: PM Modi urges all sections of society to maintain harmony

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Supreme Court Ayodhya-Ram temple verdict LIVE: The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on Saturday at 10.30, settling an issue that has for decades been a religious and political flashpoint. All schools, colleges, educational institutions and training centres will be closed from Saturday to Monday across Uttar Pradesh.

A five-judge Supreme Court bench, comprising of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice S A Bobde, Justice D Y Chandrachud, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice S Abdul Nazeer, will rule on appeals against the 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court, which ordered a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres between the Nirmohi Akhara sect, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board and Ramlalla Virajman.

Meanwhile, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPc has already been clamped in Ayodhya to prevent any law and order situation in the aftermath of the violence. The Ayodhya district administration has also issued an advisory asking people to be cautious and avoid engaging with any defamatory media posts that may disturb communal harmony.