Schools and colleges across Mumbai did not show much anxiety over the Ayodhya verdict that is scheduled for Thursday.
That day, schools said, they expect to hold classes as scheduled, without any change in timings.
“Nobody is above the law. There is no reason to worry or cancel classes unless we receive government orders to do so,” said NP Mishra, principal, Rajiv Gandhi Memorial High School, Mulund.
As the Supreme Court ruled out deferring the verdict on Tuesday, most schools operated normally.
“We received a couple of calls from anxious parents wanting to know whether we would announce a half-day, but we stuck to our regular timings,” said Abha Dharampal, principal of Utpal Shanghvi School, Juhu.
“There was some confusion among parents who wanted to confirm with us [that we would be operating normally]; some younger students wanted to know if we had declared a holiday. There was no anxiety and we didn’t want to add to it by declaring a panic holiday,” said Rohit Bhatt, principal, Children’s Academy, Kandivli.
In colleges, too, the situation was normal.
“Most people are ready for the verdict, whichever way it goes. So there is no need for panic every time the court passes an order related to the issue,” said SG Zaidi, principal of Rizvi College in Bandra, which also saw no drop in attendance.