In a brave but good judgement, the Madras (Chennai) High Court observed that, “Everybody has got the right to conduct prayer as per law in the places of worship or in ones home, but not in the public places which causes immense nuisance to the public“. The court was referring to public places such as a railway yard, public footpaths, public grounds and others being used without proper permission to erect unauthorized structures for prayer.
Think about it – if such unauthorized use were to go on unchecked, nothing would stop one group or the other from taking over any place and converting it to a place of prayer.
And as Indians would attest to, such activities cause spark communal violence and of course cause extreme public nuisance…
- 24 Jul 2018