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NEW DELHI: A PIL was filed within the Supreme Courtroom on Thursday looking for uniform code for non secular and charitable endowments and referred to the management of authorities on Hindu temples throughout the nation, not like sure different teams that are allowed to handle their very own establishments.
The plea filed by advocate and BJP chief Ashwini Upadhyay contended that Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs ought to have related rights to ascertain, handle and preserve their non secular locations like Muslims, Parsis and Christians, and the State can’t abridge this proper.
“It’s submitted that the best to handle establishments conferred below Articles 26 is a pure proper for all communities. However Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs have been denied this privilege,” stated the plea filed by means of advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey.
The PIL acknowledged that there are roughly 4 lakh temples out of 9 Lakh temples throughout the nation that are below authorities management.
There may be not a single Church or Mosque associated non secular physique the place any management or interference of presidency is seen, it stated, added that so far as tax paying or endowments is worried there isn’t a cost of tax from Church buildings and Mosques within the nation.
“And because of the identical causes talked about there’s a want to alter the Hindu Spiritual and Charitable Endowments (HRCE) Act, 1951 and different related acts enacted by the States infrequently.
“This Act provides the federal government permission to regulate the temples as properly the properties of the temples. There may be nearly 13 to 18 per cent of the service cost levied over the temples. There are nearly 15 States in our nation which take management over the Hindu non secular establishments. When the service costs are applied over temples, it principally takes away the neighborhood rights in addition to assets which can be defending its pursuits,” the plea stated.
The petition stated that Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs have related rights to accumulate and administer movable-immovable properties of their non secular locations like Muslims and Christians and the state can’t abridge that.
All of the Legal guidelines made to accumulate and administer movable-immovable properties of temples-gurudwaras are arbitrary, irrational and offend Articles 14, 15, 26. Therefore, void and inoperative, the petition acknowledged.
“If essential, the Courtroom might direct the Centre or Regulation Fee of India to draft a ‘Frequent Constitution for Spiritual and Charitable Establishments’ and ‘Uniform Code for Spiritual and Charitable Endowments’,” the plea stated.

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