New Delhi: Between the disputed Gyanvapi Masjid in Kashi, the city of Baba Vishwanath and the Mathura dispute, the Places of Worship Act is also in the headlines. The process of filing a petition in the Supreme Court against this Act, made in the year 1991, has started. Now the narrator Devkinandan Thakur has also approached the apex court against this law.
Along with the petition filed by Devkinandan Thakur, four petitions have been filed against this law in the last one week. So far, a total of seven petitions have been filed in the apex court against the Place of Worship Act. Harishankar Jain and Vishnu Shankar Jain had first petitioned against this law. Then a virtual hearing was being held, due to which there was a demand to postpone the hearing on the petition. A few weeks after this petition, a notice was also issued on 12 March 2021 on the petition of advocate Ashwini Upadhyay.
The Supreme Court, while issuing notice on Ashwini Upadhyay's petition, asked the government to file a reply. More than 14 months have passed since this notice was issued, but the government has not filed a reply in the court regarding this. Sources in the government say that the reply will be filed at an appropriate time. In all the petitions filed from Vishnu Shankar Jain till now, the Place of Worship Act has been termed against the basic structure of the Constitution.