The Supreme Court of India orders for the removal of unauthorized religious structures that are present in public places, irrespective of any complaint being filed. This ruling of the Supreme Court has been agreed by the Gauhati High Court.
Court directs removal of religious structures
As per reports, a bench that comprised Justice N Kotiswar Singh and Justice Soumitra Saikia said, “we are of the view that what the Hon’ble Supreme Court mandates is to remove those unauthorised constructions at public places and wherever the government so decides to regularise such construction, it is left to the wisdom of the government to do so. In other words, if there is no process for regularisation of religious structures in public places, these are liable to be removed, irrespective of whether there is a complain from any quater or not.”
According to the court ruling, the bench had issued a suo motu case, thus directing the government of Arunachal Pradesh to take action against any unauthorised religious structures.