Some precautions taken before Ayodhya verdict:

Media told to not speculate about Ayodhya verdict.

Media cautioned before Ayodhya verdict.

Media to be kept away from HC on verdict day.

Govt bans bulk SMS and MMS ahead of Ayodhya verdict.

They all seem reasonable restrictions. Security concern is the simplest excuse used by states to curb freedoms. If you think about it, the state has almost no control over law and order. Where you find law and order, it exists because it hasn’t been broken yet.

It takes one mob to crack the largest democracy in the world.

[Recommended reading: Mobs Are Above The Law.]