No law above judicial scrutiny: Union home minister Shah on Places of Worship Act | India News

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the December 12 deadline set by the Supreme Court for the Centre to spell out its stand on the Places of Worship Act, 1991, Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said no law is above judicial scrutiny.
Responding to a question on the government’s stand on the Places of Worship Act, which has frozen the character of all places of worship as they existed on August 15, 1947, Shah refrained from commenting specifically on the law enacted in the face of the campaign for Ram Mandir, which has been challenged on the grounds that it is violative of freedom of religion and worship.
“After the Ayodhya judgement, a few more disputes have cropped up and the law enacted in 1991 has also been challenged. I should not speak about these issues from a public platform because these are sub judice. However, I must say that every law should pass legal scrutiny,” he said…

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