Places Of Worship Act - 1991

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  • The Supreme Court has asked the government to respond to a plea challenging the Places of Worship Act enacted in 1991 which freezes the status of places of worship as it was on August 15, 1947.
  • The petition claims that is against the principles of secularism. 
  • It has beem filed in the court terming the law as “arbitrary, irrational and retrospective”.
  • The aim of the Act was to freeze the status of any place of worship as it existed on August 15, 1947.
  • It was also to provide for the maintenance of the religious character of such a place of worship as on that day.
  • It says no person shall convert any place of worship of any religious denomination into one of a different denomination or section.


Source : The hindu The wire

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