High Court seeks info on church properties
Lucknow : The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court on Monday asked the state government to submit details 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 Times of India reported.
The petition stated that the use of church properties for commercial purposes is illegal under the Places of Worship Special Provision Act, 1991.
The petitioner has sought ban on such use, and action against the churches violating the norms. The court has asked the government to collect details within two weeks.