A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court has concluded the hearing in the Ayodhya land dispute case and reserved its verdict.
The apex court would pronounce its judgement tomorrow at 10:30 am in the morning.
Earlier, authorities had banned the assembly of more than four people at one place in and around Ayodhya, a town in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
"Each and every security officer is committed to prevent minor skirmishes or large-scale riots after the court delivers its verdict", said one senior home ministry official, who declined to be named. Security arrangements have also tightened and Section 144 has already been implemented in Ayodhya as precautionary measures.
The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered all the schools and colleges to remain closed until Monday.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had discussed the Ayodhya issue with his council of ministers and asked them to refrain from making unnecessary statements on the subject and maintain harmony in the country, according to sources. He instructed them to review and ensure the security of religious sites, to ensure that flag march and foot patrolling are carried out in a routine manner. CM Yogi also directed shifting of homeless people to night shelters and securing of footpaths, roads, platforms and crossings.
Adityanath conveyed this during a late-night video conference on Thursday with the state's top civil and police officials, divisional commissioners and district magistrates.
In view of the Ayodhya verdict expected this month before the retirement of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on November 17, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has sent an advisory to all states to remain alert.
The railway police on November 7 issued a seven-page advisory to all its zones giving them a slew of instructions on security preparedness ahead of the much-awaited Supreme Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case, sources said.
"I appeal to my countrymen that our priority should to ensure that this verdict strengthens the great tradition of India's peace, unity and compassion".