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Allahabad Court Seeks Details of Church Properties
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 12:37 (IST)
The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court on Aug.28 has sought information of church properties being used for commercial purposes in Uttar Pradesh.
A bench of Justice Vikram Nath and Justice DS Tripathi passed the order on a PIL filed by Swaraj Party of India.
The plea raised the issue of church properties allegedly being used for commercial purposes, which is illegal under the Places of Worship Special Provision Act, 1991.
The petitioner has sought a ban on such kind of illegal use and also demanded that the violators be punished.
The court has asked the state government to submit details within two weeks.