"Religious right not absolute:" Madras High Court declines permission to conduct Christian prayer service without necessary approvals

The observation was made while dismissing a plea to allow the conduct of certain Christian prayer services, which the petitioner claimed were private, but was later found to be public in nature.
Madras High Court, Madurai Bench
Madras High Court, Madurai Bench

The Madras High Court on Thursday emphasized that even religious rights cannot be claimed to be absolute and that the moment the exercise of such a right affects the rights of others, it must be subjected to reasonable restrictions (T Wilson v. The District Collector and ors).

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