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Places of Worship Act

Does the law allow “temple restoration” suits? A look at how the Places of Worship Act has never really been implemented

The suit filed for restoration of temples in the Qutub Minar complex in Delhi is the latest in a line of similar suits invoking land disputes at temple sites in Mathura as well as Varanasi. After the Babri mosque demolition, the central government passed a law to save and protect the religious character of all…

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