A day after the Supreme Court docket declined to cross any order on an enchantment in search of an pressing keep on the inspection of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi Mosque advanced, the Congress Saturday spelt out its place on the difficulty and mentioned no try needs to be made to “change the standing of anyplace of worship”.
The Congress referred to The Locations of Worship Act handed by the P V Narasimha Rao authorities in 1991 and mentioned, “We consider that every one different locations of worship ought to stay within the standing they’re and so they have been.”
The Act handed by the Rao authorities seeks to keep up the “spiritual character” of locations of worship because it was in 1947 — besides within the case of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, which was already in courtroom. The legislation was introduced in on the peak of the Ram Mandir motion, precisely a yr earlier than the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
Responding to a query at a press convention, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram mentioned, “The Locations of Worship Act was handed after deep consideration in Narasimha Rao’s authorities. The one exception in that Act was to the Ram Janmabhoomi. We consider that every one different locations of worship ought to stay within the standing they’re and so they have been. We must always not make an try to vary the standing of anyplace of worship. That may solely result in large battle and it’s to keep away from such conflicts that the Narasimha Rao authorities had handed the Locations of Worship Act.”
In March, the Supreme Couppt requested the Central authorities to reply to a plea difficult the Locations of Worship (Particular Provisions) Act, 1991.