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SC agrees to see if religious places of all faiths can be opened.

The SC agreed to examine if religious places of all faiths can be reopened. The court has issued a notice to the Centre, along with other states, made a party in the public interest petition filed. The Plea sought that the religious places be opened on order to uphold the fundamental rights of the citizens, particularly of the devotee. The petitioner in no way concerns the holding of any religious congregation, but only limited to the rights of devotees confined to the places of worship and that too following the relevant guidelines strictly, the plea said. The plea stated that prohibition by the states and locking down of places of worship does not meet the test of proportionality in administrative action. The complete closure of places of worship is not necessary to meet the objective of fighting the pandemic. All that is absolutely necessary is that the requisite precautions must be followed which have been laid down by the government.

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