Hindu organization moves top court to gain control of mosques
In India, a Hindu organization Mahasangh has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to challenge a provision of a 1991 law that maintains the religious character of holy structures as they existed on August 15, 1947, before the Partition.
This move was made in an effort to gain control of almost all religious places, especially mosques.
The petition sought directions from the top court to find Section 4 of the 1991 Act ultra vires to be unconstitutional, meaning outside its legal power or authority.
The law currently does not permit a temple to be converted into a mosque, and vice versa.