Given the advisories issued to the print, television and digital space, most media groups and journalists were careful in their reportage on Ayodhya. And the police seemed to be keen to err on the side of caution.
Soon after the Supreme court delivered its judgement on Ayodhya, Telugu channel ABN AndhraJyoti decided to do a poll on Twitter. It asked if you supported the apex court verdict on Ayodhya.
Almost immediately, the Hyderabad city police Twitter handle decided to step in to stop this social media referendum on the verdict. It asked the channel to delete the poll.
The terse order was complied with. The poll was deleted.