Published on: October 26, 2021


THE KARNATAKA RELIGIOUS STRUCTURES (PROTECTION) ACT What is in news : The Karnataka Religious Structures (Protection) Act, which was passed in the state assembly in September, has come into effect following the assent of Governor.

Amaraji About :

  • Aim – Protection of religious constructions on a public place constructed before the date of commencement of this Act, in order to protect communal harmony and not hurt the religious sentiments of the public
  • Defines an illegal religious structure as a “temple, church, mosque, gurudwara, Bodh vihar, Majar etc, constructed on a public place without authority of law
  • No religious structure and construction shall be allowed by the state government or any local authority in future on a public place
  • No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the state government or any officer or other employees of the state government for anything which is done in good faith or intended to be done