[BREAKING] Supreme Court notice to Central govt in challenge to Places of Worship Act which mandates 1947 status quo on religious structures

The law introduced during the height of Ayodhya movement protects the status of all religious places of worship as it stood on August 15, 1947 by barring courts from entertaining cases over the character of such places.

In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of the Central government in a challenge to the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 (Act) which mandates that character of all religious places of worship should be maintained as it was on August 15, 1947 and no suit or proceeding shall lie in a court of law with respect to character of place of worship.

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