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13. Protection of place of worship from misuse, pollution ordesecration.

(1)A place of worship or shrine maintained by the Government under this Act shall not be used for any purpose inconsistent with its character.

(2) Where the Collector has, under section 4, purchased or taken a lease of any protected monument, or has accepted a gift or bequest, or the Commissioner has, under the same section, accepted the guardianship thereof, and such monument, or any part thereof, is periodically used for religious worship or observances by any community, the Collector shall make due provision for the protection of such monument or such part thereof, from pollution or desecration

(a) by prohibiting the entry therein, except n accordance with conditions prescribed with the concurrence of the persons in religious charge of the said monument or part thereof, of any person not entitled so to enter by the religious usages of the community by which the monument or part thereof is used, or

1. Ins. by Act 18 of 1932, s. 2.

2. Subs. by the A.O.1937, for "L.G.".

(b) by taking such other action as he may think necessary in this behalf.

Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, 1904 Back

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