No try ought to be made to vary the standing of anywhere of worship: Congress


A day after the Supreme Court declined to move any order on an enchantment in search of an pressing keep on the inspection of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complicated, the Congress Saturday spelt out its place on the difficulty and stated no try ought to be made to “ change the status of any place of worship”.

The Congress referred to The Places of Worship Act handed by the PV Narasimha Rao authorities in 1991 and stated, “We believe that all other places of worship should remain in the status they are and they were.”

The Act handed by the Rao authorities seeks to take care of the “religious character” of locations of worship because it was in 1947 — besides within the case of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, which was already in courtroom. The regulation was introduced in on the peak of the Ram Mandir motion, precisely a yr earlier than the demolition of the Babri Masjid.

Responding to a query at a press convention, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram stated, “The Places of Worship Act was handed after deep consideration in Narasimha Rao’s authorities. The solely exception in that Act was to the Ram Janmabhoomi. We consider that every one different locations of worship ought to stay within the standing they’re they usually have been. We mustn’t make an try to vary the standing of anywhere of worship. That will solely result in enormous battle and it’s to keep away from such conflicts that the Narasimha Rao authorities had handed the Places of Worship Act.”

In March, the Supreme Couppt requested the Central authorities to answer a plea difficult the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.

With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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