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Gangavath Ekitha | Edited by Prabhat Bandhulya

The latest attempt to challenge the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 has resurfaced in amongst the controversies surrounding the revelation of a Shivalinga-like structure in the Gyanvapi mosque. A religious guru from Mathura has filed this petition, is perhaps the newest to petition the Supreme Court. His plea alleges that certain sections of the 1991 law violate religious groups' rights to seek court review to recapture their religious buildings. The 1991 law, enacted by the then-Congress government, preserves the character of a religious establishment as it existed on August 15, 1947. According to the petition, the Centre has violated its legislative authority by prohibiting legal oversight, which is a fundamental feature of the Constitution. SC to hear petition against violation on Jagannath temple land The Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case of alleged invasion and unauthorized construction around Odisha's famous Jagannath Temple. On Tuesday, May 31, a bench headed By justice BR Gavai and Hima Kohli will hold a hearing after the granted the writ petition the withdrawal of all encroachment and unsanctioned constructions from Lord Jagannath's land. The bench questioned if the petitioner had filed an application in the high court in this matter. In responding, the petitioner said agrees, but it was denied. As a consequence, they demanded an expedited hearing before the Supreme Court.

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