Amanatullah Khan complains after the government confiscates 123 properties that the Congress administration gave to the Waqf Board prior to the 2014 elections
123 properties in Delhi received letters from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Friday (February 17) declaring that they are no longer deemed to be owned by the Delhi Waqf Board.
The aforementioned properties include a cemetery, dargahs, and mosques. These properties were donated to the Delhi Waqf Board by the UPA led by the Congress prior to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Concerned about the homes' conspicuous positions, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad sought the court.
A one-member committee and a two-member committee, both of which included a former judge of the court, were established to hear from the impacted parties A retired SDM of the Delhi High Court.
The Delhi Waqf Board was given the chance to present its case, but did not do so within the allotted time, according to the two-member committee's findings. The Board was thus cleared of all issues involving the 123 properties.
The committee suggested that the 123 properties be physically inspected as well. Amanatullah Khan, the head of the AAP, tweeted in response to the development, saying, "We have already voiced our voice in the court on 123 Waqf Properties, and our Writ Petition No. 1961/2022 is pending in the High Court. The evidence that some are spreading lies about it is right in front of you all.
"We will not permit any form of intrusion on the properties," he continued.
that of the Waqf Board. The creation of the two-member committee has been contested by the Delhi Waqf Board in an official letter to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
The case's time line: Delhi Waqf Board received 123 properties from Congress.
The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act of 2013 gave the Central government the authority to denotify 123 properties from the land acquisition process in 2014. The Delhi Waqf Board was supposed to receive the aforementioned properties.
The Indraprastha Vishwa Hindu Parishad subsequently contested the government notification. The same year, a Delhi court issued a directive requesting that the Centre pay attention to the concerns of the stakeholders and take appropriate action a choice.
The Centre established a one-person committee in 2016 to make a decision on the matter two years later. The one-person committee turned in their report in 2017. On February 10 of this year, the Delhi High Court noted that the Qabristan Qadeem was unquestionably given to the ITBP in 2017.
"The Waqf Board previously informed the court that it was only in 2017 in a different case that they became aware of the property transfer. In its application, a moratorium on all cemetery activities was requested "The Indian Express reported.
After that, in August 2018, the Center formed a two-person committee to decide what would happen to the 123 properties. The one-member committee report, according to the Delhi Waqf Board, was never made public A two-person committee was arbitrarily chosen by the Union administration to review the status of the properties.
While defending itself, the Centre informed the Delhi High Court that a 2-member committee was formed because the one-man committee's report was inconclusive. Yet, it declined to give the Delhi Waqf Board access to the aforementioned report.
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) published a notice in November 2021 asking for public comment on the contested properties.
The Delhi Waqf Board filed a petition in March 2022 to stop the Centre from delisting 123 of its putative assets, but the Delhi High Court declined to grant relief.