An afternoon after the Supreme Court declined to cross any order on an enchantment in quest of an pressing keep at the inspection of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi Mosque advanced, the Congress Saturday spelt out its place at the factor and stated no try must be made to “change the status of any place of worship”.
The Congress referred to The Places of Worship Act handed via the P V Narasimha Rao executive in 1991 and stated, “We believe that all other places of worship should remain in the status they are and they were.”
The Act handed via the Rao executive seeks to care for the “religious character” of puts of worship because it was once in 1947 — apart from when it comes to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, which was once already in court docket. The legislation was once introduced in on the top of the Ram Mandir motion, precisely a 12 months prior to the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
Responding to a query at a press convention, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram stated, “The Places of Worship Act was passed after deep consideration in Narasimha Rao’s government. The only exception in that Act was to the Ram Janmabhoomi. We believe that all other places of worship should remain in the status they are and they were. We should not make an attempt to change the status of any place of worship. That will only lead to huge conflict and it is to avoid such conflicts that the Narasimha Rao government had passed the Places of Worship Act.”
In March, the Supreme Couppt requested the Central executive to answer a plea difficult the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.