(1) This Act may be called the Religious Institutions (Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1988.
(2) It extends to the whole of India 1***.
(3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 26th day of May, 1988.
1. The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 95 and the Fifth Schedule (w.e.f. 31-10-2019).