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The Supreme Court on Friday sought-after the Centre sought-after the Centre’s response on a PIL difficult the constitutional validity of the Places of worship act, 1991.

Objective of the Act:

·       To freeze the standing of anywhere of worship because it existed on August 15, 1947.

·       To offer for the upkeep of the non secular character of such an area of worship as thereon day.

·       To pre-empt new claims by any cluster regarding the past standing of anywhere of worship and makes an attempt to reclaim the structures or the land on that they stood.

Main features:

·       The Act declares that the non secular character of an area of worship shall still be identical because it was on August 15, 1947. It says not everybody shall convert anywhere of worship of any non secular denomination into one in all a unique denomination or section.


·       These provisions wont apply to monuments and sites coated by the traditional Monuments and archaeologic Sites and Remains Act, 1958; a suit that has been finally settled or disposed of; and any dispute that has been settled by the parties or conversion of anywhere that transpire by acquiescence before the Act commenced.

·       Section five says that the Act doesnt apply to the place of worship normally noted as Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri musjid in Ayodhya.

Penal provision within the Act: The Act provides for imprisonment up to a few years and a fine for anyone contravening the prohibition.