The Centre was asked by the Supreme Court to respond to a petition that challenges the constitutional validity of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991. The Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi dispute ended after the court ruled that the land on which the Masjid stood should be handed over to the Hindu community. The challenge to the Act questions the legality of the prohibition it imposes on any community laying claim to the places of worship of another. (Read More)
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