Citizens must act responsibly, use social media in moderation, says Ayodhya DM before the SC verdict

AYODHYA: The magistrate of the Ayodhya district, Anuj Kumar Jha, called on the public to exercise the necessary precaution and not like it, share or send publications on social networks that can damage the feelings of any community.

In an order dated October 31, the Ayodhya district administration had issued a series of directives before the ruling of the higher court in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.

Speaking to ANI, Anuj Kumar Jha said: We just want to say that they do not like to share or forward defamatory publications on social networks that can damage the feelings of any community.

The arrangements are being made with the idea that many important festivals are taking place and many devotees are here. So, considering your safety, we have put the necessary arrangements in place, he added.

The order prohibits the public from publishing misleading publications on social networks that may insult or damage the feeling of a particular community.

Some other directives in the order included the prohibition of the use and strict action in defamatory publications against religious figures in social networks.

A bank of five judges of the Supreme Court heard Ayodhya's case day by day for 40 days and reserved his verdict on October 16.

The higher court is expected to issue its verdict on a dispute over ownership of 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya district before November 17, when the President of the Supreme Court is removed.

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