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Ayodhya verdict: Schools and colleges declare leave in Jaipur

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November 9, 2019, 9:07 am

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Jaipur: A day after the police and administration announced that section 144 of CrPC will be imposed in Jaipur on Saturday in the wake of Ayodhya verdict, the schools declared leave. The parents who were preparing to send their children school got messages from the schools at the last minute that the schools would remain closed and no classes would be held.

Heavy security arrangements were put in place in all the sensitive places in Jaipur commissionerate and Jaipur rural areas.  The Rajasthan government sounded alert and more than 1.25 lakh police jawans have been put on alert. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot took several meeting with senior police and administration officers and instructed them to keep a close eye on the law and order situation.

Over 4,000 CCTVs have been connected to a control room in the police headquarters in Jaipur. Policemen will keep a round-the-clock vigil through these CCTVs.

A senior police officer said that they are keeping a tab on social media posts. “We are trying to identify WhatsApp groups involved in circulating communally sensitive messages. They are being deleted. We are planning to lodge FIRs against ground admins. We are appealing people to stay away from spreading rumours,” said Jaipur police commissioner Anand Srivastava.

The commissioner held a meeting of senior police officers late on Friday night and decided to impose section 144 of CrPC banning gathering of five or more people in the entire commissionerate area.

A senior official said that as a precautionary measure, it has been decided that the schools and colleges would remain closed on Saturday.

First published: November 9, 2019