What was held by the Supreme Court in the case of Dr. M. Ismail Faruqui v. Union of India?
In Dr. M. Ismail Faruqui v. Union of India, the Supreme Court has considered the question of acquisition of religious place by the State. A temple, church or a mosque, etc., are essentially immovable properties and subject to protection under Article 25 and 26. Every immovable property is liable to be acquired. While offer of prayer or worship is a religious practice, its offering at every location where such prayers can be offered would not be a essential or integral part of such religious practice unless the place has a particular significance for that religion so as to form an essential or integral part thereof.