The Karnataka High Court has sought the response of the Central and State governments and the Waqf Board in a plea challenging the Constitutional validity of the Waqf Act, 1995. .A Division Bench of Justices Aravind Kumar and Pradeep Singh Yerur issued notice in the matter. .The plea filed by KS Subramanyan, a Bengaluru-based educationist contended that the law runs "contrary" to the secular principles of the Constitution as it intends to "promote a particular religion".."Every step taken by the State shall abide by and be subordinate to Part III of the Constitution of India. Enacting Waqf Act has the test of the Article 13 (2). Instead of observing what is prohibited in Part III of the Constitution of India State has twisted the same to accommodate the unintended purpose of promoting a religion," the plea said. .It was the petitioner's contention that the Act was enacted to provide for better administration and supervision of Waqfs which is not a State activity under the Constitutional scheme. .The petition further contended that Waqf Act in essence jeopardizes the basic structure of the Constitution, as it violative of Articles 25 to 28. ."Thus, Waqf Act is liable to be declared unconstitutional and struck down as being destructive of the basic structure of the Constitution of India. The provisions of the Waqf Act, 1995 do result in Constitutional aberrations, jeopardising the basic structure of the Constitution," the petition said.