No new places of worship on public land: SC

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Supreme Court of India
New Delhi, Sep 29: The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sep 29, restricted that there shall be no fresh construction of places of worship at public places throughout the country.

A bench comprising Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Mukundakam Sharma passed the order, saying that the restriction would apply to temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras and places of worship of all other communities.

The Bench said its order would be enforced till the issue relating to construction of places of worship at public places is finally resolved by the apex court.

The apex court also said that the fate of existing places of worship shall be dealt by the respective state governments on a "case to case" basis.

The Bench passed the direction after Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium informed the apex court that the Centre and the states had reached a consensus that there shall be no fresh construction of places of worship at public places.

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