Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has asked all the new petitioners who have filed a petition against the Places of Worship Act to file their application in the two petitions filed with the initiative, do not enter any new petition. The court has already accepted two petitions. The court said that instead of new petitions, file applications in the same petitions. The main hearing of this case is to be held on September 9. So far no reply has been filed by the government.
At present, while hearing the matter of these 6 petitions, the court has given permission to file an intervention application in the main case. The Supreme Court said that the matter is already pending and notice has been issued, so withdraw the petitions and file an intervention application. A bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Aniruddha Bose has heard a total of 6 petitions. However, a total of 9 petitions have been filed in the court on this issue.
What was said in the petitions?
It has been said in these petitions that this law prohibits the right of judicial review given by the Constitution. The provisions of the law become null and void because of the fundamental right to move court given under Article 13 of the Constitution. This act violates equality, right to go and right to worship.
What is Places of Worship Act?
This law was made in the year 1991 during the Congress government of PV Narasimha Rao. Under this law, the place of worship of any religion existing before 15 August 1947 cannot be converted into a place of worship of any other religion. It has been said in this law that if anyone does this then he can be sent to jail. According to this law, the religious place which was at the time of independence will remain as it was.