(i) No unauthorized construction of any religious institution namely, temple, church, mosque or gurudwara, etc. shall be permitted on public street/public space.
(ii) In respect of unauthorized constructions of any religious nature which has taken place in the past, the State Governments would review the same on a case by case basis and take appropriate steps. This will be done as expeditiously as possible.
The Court made all the District Magistrates accountable for the above directions, requiring them to file status reports of the action taken on these directions.
Have a look at the order passed by the Court.
This post reflects upon an interim order of the Supreme Court. We have been keeping a tab on the further proceedings. However as of January 2011 the matter has not yet been finally decided. What we have, however, as a sequel to the above post is the later order of the Supreme Court (dated 27.07.2010) which records the steps taken by the various State Governments on the directions of the Court.
We hope to keep our readers posted of the developments as and when they take place.