Guttala Begumpet Waqf land: Gazette notification issued

Hyderabad: Finally gazette notification has been issued in connection with 92 acre Waqf land of Guttala Begumpet. Declaring the land as Waqf, the government has issued gazette but it remains to be seen how long will it take to remove illegal occupation and hand over the land to the Waqf Board? It must be noted that after a long legal battle Telangana Waqf Board has succeeded in getting the gazette notification.

It must be noted that 90 acres 17 guntas of land under survey no’s 1 to 9 is attached to the Masjid Aalamgir, Eidgah and graveyard in Guttala Begumpet. However, most of the land has been illegally occupied. During the hearing, the court had directed the Waqf Board to listen to all the claimants and after reviewing the documents produced by them, issue gazette notification. Waqf Board issued a notice to 154 illegal occupants and asked them to produce documents supporting their claim. After reviewing the documents produced by various institutions and persons, the Waqf Board rejected their claim and issued fresh gazette notification. The gazette notification was again challenged in the High Court seeking stay order, however, the High Court had rejected the plea and refused to issue stay order.