Section 3 Protection Of Civil Rights Act, 1955


Section 3 Protection Of Civil Rights Act, 1955: 

 Punishment for enforcing religious disabilities. Whoever on the ground of" untouchability" prevents any person-

(a) from entering any place of public worship which is open to other persons professing the same religion 3 or any section thereof, as such person; or

(b) from worshipping or offering prayers or performing any religious service in any place of public worship, or bathing in, or using the waters of, any sacred tank, well, spring or water- course, 1 river or lake or bathing at any ghat of such tank, water- course, river or lake] in the same manner and to the same extent as is permissible to other persons professing or any section thereof, as such the same religion, 2 or any section there of, as such person; 3 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term of not less than one month and not more than six months and also with fine which shall be rot less than one hundred rupees and not more than five hundred rupees]. Explanation.- For the purposes of this section and section 4 persons professing the Buddhist, Sikh or Jaina religion or persons professing the Hindu religion in any of its forms or developments including Virashaivas, Lingayats, Adivasis, followers of Brahmo, Prarthana, Arya Samaj and the Swaminarayan Sampraday shall be deemed to be Hindus.

Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Leading Case Law Related to Section 3 Protection Of Civil Rights Act, 1955:

  Indian Young Lawyers Association vs The State Of Kerala on 28 September, 2018

Union Of India vs The State Of Maharashtra on 1 October, 2019

M.A. Kuttappan vs E. Krishnan Nayanar And Another on 26 February, 2004

State Of Karnataka vs Appa Balu Ingale And Others on 1 December, 1992

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