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Fourth Petition Filed In One Week Against Places of Worship Act, Now Guru Devkinandan Thakur Reaches Supreme Court, Total 7 Petitions Filed

Lawstreet Journal 28 May 2022 6:14pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Fourth Petition Filed In One Week Against Places of Worship Act, Now Guru Devkinandan Thakur Reaches Supreme Court, Total 7 Petitions Filed

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court by Dharma Guru Devkinandan Thakur Ji to challenge the validity of Sections 2, 3, 4 of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act 1991, which not only offends Articles 14, 15, 21, 25, 26, 29 but also violates the principles of secularism, which is an integral part of the Preamble and basic structure of the Constitution.

Recently, a flurry of petitions have been filed in the Apex Court challenging the Places of Worship Act. A fourth petition has been filed in one week. Now Dharma Guru Devkinandan Thakur has reached out to the Supreme Court against the Places of Worship Act challenging its constitutionality and claiming it to be void. The PIL has been filed through Advocate-on-Record Ashutosh Dubey on behalf of the petitioner. So far, a total of seven petitions have been filed.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of Culture have been made respondents in the said petition. 

Till date, seven petitions have been filed challenging the Places of Worship Act 1991, including four petitions filed in one week itself. The seven petitioners are: BJP Leader and Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay followed by Petitions by Subramanian Swamy, Vishwa Purohit Sangh, Adv. Chandra Shekhar, Adv. Rudra Vikram Singh, Swami Jitendranand Saraswati and Swami Devkinandan Thakur.

In a PIL filed by Adv. Ashwini Upadhyay against the Places of Worship Act 1991, notice was issued by the Supreme Court to the Government on… Continue Reading...


Tagged: Guru Devkinandan Thakur   Supreme Court of India   Places of Worship Act 1991   Article 14   Article 15   Article 21   Article 25   Article 26   Article 29   Constitution of India   Ashwini Upadhyay   Article 13   AOR Ashutosh Dubey   Secularism   Ministry of Home Affairs   Ministry of Law and Justice   Ministry of Culture  
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