Unauthorised religious structures near drains and on roads were an insult to God, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday, coming down heavily on states for failing to inform it about the action taken against such constructions.

“Everyone has the right to walk. God never intended to obstruct the path meant for the people. Why shouldn’t these structures go?” asked a bench of Justice Gopal Gowda and Justice Arun Misra, hearing a petition on the matter.

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