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Karnataka Assembly Passes Bill To Stop Temple Demolitions

The new bill also aimed to protect Mosques, Churches, and other major religious constructions.

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After the controversial Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, now BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai led the Karnataka government in the Legislative Assembly has passed a law putting a stop to the temple demolition drive in the State. 

The step is supposed to come after, BJP government in Karnataka faced heat from Hindu outfits for the demolition of temples in the Mysore district, following a Supreme Court order.

Amid the heated arguments from the opposition party Congress, the proposed Karnataka Religious Structures (Protection) Bill 2021 was passed on Tuesday, which seeks to stop the demolition of religious structures in the State.  

The bill said that anything that might be the legitimate arrangements of laws and independent of orders or rules by courts, law, and authorities, from the date of implementation of the 'Karnataka Religious Structures Protection Act - 2021', the State Government will ensure the protection of religious centres in accordance with the stipulated guidelines.  

The method involved with clearing, moving, and annihilating religious centres that have come upon open properties will be halted once the Act is implemented after it is introduced and passed in the Legislative Council.

The new bill also aimed to protect Mosques, Churches, and other major religious constructions.


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