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Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi land dispute: BJP RS MP seeks repeal of Places of Worship Act.

Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, BJP MP Harnath Singh raised Mathura’s Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi land dispute issue in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, demanding repeal of the Places of Worship Act, 1991. His remarks ran into objections from the Opposition MPs.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Singh claimed that provisions of Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991, “do not just violate the Constitutional principles of equality and life, but also violate the principles of secularism, which is an integral part of the preamble and the basic structure of the Constitution.” He was referring to the sections in the Act that make it clear that the religious character of a place of worship shall continue to be the same as it was on August 15, 1947, and that no person shall convert any place of worship of a religious denomination into one of a different denomination or section.


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