AYODHYA: Police acted swiftly to put an end to jubilation in temple town of Ayodhya when some people tried to burst crackers immediately after the Supreme Court delivered its judgment on Ayodhya-Babri Masjid case. Meanwhile, the heavy restrictions in the holy town of Ayodhya may not have allowed celebrations for the Supreme Court verdict that clears the way for the construction of the Ram temple but a subdued sense of relief and happiness was palpable.

On the other hand, an unusually heavy deployment of forces in Ayodhya also restricted the number of devotees visiting the Ram Janambhoomi complex. The local people and other devotees were asked to show their Aadhaar cards before they were allowed to enter the temple complex. "We are happy that the Ram temple will finally be built and there is no need to make a loud expression of our happiness. We are happy and we do not need to prove it," said Ram Kumar, a 'prasad' seller at the famous Hanuman Garhi temple.

A huge contingent from the media thronged the residence of Iqbal Ansari, the plaintiff in the title suit case but the police stationed outside his house prevented a prolonged interaction. Ansari simply said that he was glad that the battle that stretched over decades was finally over. There was jubilation, however, in Karsevakpuram where the local people exchanged sweets. "It is a moment of triumph for everyone who participated in the temple movement. Our stand has been vindicated," said VHP spokesman Sharad Sharma (IANS)

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