South India is on alert to maintain the law and order situation after the Ayodhya verdict.
The Supreme Court verdict stated that Hindus will get the disputed land, but that first it will be handed over to a Centre-led trust. A suitable plot of land measuring 5 acres shall be allotted in Ayodhya to Sunni Waqf Board.
Under precautionary measure, Section 144 has been imposed in Karnataka and liquor shops have been made out of functioning. Liquor shops in Kasargod have been shut till further notice.
Police personnel have been deployed in large numbers in public places and in areas of worship.
Leaders of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have appealed to the people to maintain peace and communal harmony.