Maintain peace after Ayodhya verdict: Modi appeals to people

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi appealed to the people to maintain peace after the verdict by Allahabad HC on Ayodhya and said those who were not able to digest the progress of the state were conspiring to disturb its social fabric.

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010, 21:57 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi on Wednesday appealed to the people to maintain peace after the
verdict by Allahabad High Court on Ayodhya title suits and
said those who were not able to digest the progress of the
state were conspiring to disturb its social fabric.

"It is my humble prayer to all the stakeholders of the
society to be extra careful from elements hell bent on ruining
the social fabric of Gujarat," Modi said in a statement issued
here.
"Gujarat has to remain extra cautious as a border state.
In no way can Gujarat tolerate the evil eyes and
ill-intentions of the adversaries of the nation. The
peace-loving people of Gujarat have long back buried violence,
curfews and communal riots," he said.

Modi had earlier issued a similar appeal on September 22.

"With the apex court removing the impediment, I am sure
of an early legal recourse for a solution to the dispute over
Ramjanmabhoomi at Ayodhya," Modi said.

Modi`s appeal comes after directive from the Centre to
states, particularly sensitive Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh,
Maharashtra and Karnataka, to give "topmost priority" in
enhancing security to deal with any law and order problem
that may arise after the court verdict on Ayodhya title suits.

Ahead of the verdict all police commissioners and
district superintendents of Gujarat have been directed to
tighten security in their respective areas.

Meanwhile, an alert has been sounded across the state in
wake of the verdict on the Ayodhya title suits.

"Security have been beefed up in sensitive parts of the
major cities like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and Surat,"
director general of police S S Khandwawala said.

"Checking has been intensified at hotels, railway
stations and other public locations like malls and cinema
halls," he said.

Leave of all police officers and employees have been
cancelled and those on leave have been asked to report on duty
immediately, they said.
Companies of State Reserve Police (SRP), armed police
jawans, quick response teams and rapid action force (RAF) have
been deployed across the state.

Videographers have been deputed in sensitive areas of
major cities to record all events in case of any eventuality.

Companies of RAF, Border wing of Home Guards and SRP held
flag march in six sensitive areas of Vadodara city, a police
officer said.

PTI