Mosque caretaker moves SC to intervene in PIL challenging ‘Places of Worship Act’

  • The Mughal invaders vandalised thousands of Hindu temples in the country, encroached and took control over them. The ‘Places of Worship Act’ has given them protection. Now, if this law is revoked, the religious fanatics will lose their control over these temples. Their vehement opposition to this change is testimony to their religious intolerance !

New Delhi – BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the ‘Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991’. The caretaker of Teelay Waali Masjid in Lucknow, Wasif Hasan, has now filed an application for intervention in the PIL moved before the Supreme Court.

Wasif Hasan has said in his petition that the ‘purpose of the petition is to create an enmity between communities on the basis of religion. There has also been an attempt to show that foreign invaders have demolished religious places in India. (So what is wrong in this claim ? This is true history. – Editor) Indians are equally proud of the temples at Haridwar and Badrinath as well as the mosques at Lucknow and Dehli. The Church of Goa and the Kamakhya Temple of Assam are equally important to Indians’.