The development comes as the Supreme Court asked the Centre to set up a trust within three months for the construction of the temple. Members of VHP’s Ayodhya unit told ET that the Centre could ask Mahant Nritya Gopal Das to be part of the trust.
The tensed atmosphere in Ayodhya city has started to normalize after the Supreme Court's verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case paving way for the temple construction at the site while allocating 5-acre land to the Sunni Waqf Board. However, barricades were still in place at all the entry and exit points of the town.
The Ayodhya district administration says more than 7,000 devotees offer prayers at the makeshift Ram temple every day.
Amid the clampdown, Ayodhya residents had a hard time moving from one place to another through the narrow lanes and bylanes since all entry and exit points were barricaded. Most residents were at home when the top court ruled that Hindus would get the disputed 2.77 acres to build a Ram temple.
The city of Ayodhya is under a security blanket as more security forces pour in. Preparing for worst-case scenario makeshift jails have been created in neighbouring districts. Roads to the disputed site have been sealed off. Locals were seen arguing with security personnel on Friday as they seemed unaware that the verdict was to be delivered on Saturday.
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