Manikonda Waqf land: Tug of war between govt. & Waqf Board continues

Hyderabad: Government has repeatedly announced to remove illegal occupation on Waqf properties and hand over the properties to Waqf Board but government itself is waging war against Waqf Board in Dargah Hazrat Husain Shah Vali Waqf land in Manikonda. Waqf Board not only had to move to court against the government but also had to cough up lakhs of rupees which was part of Waqf revenue. Thus the revenue is being spent on legal proceedings which could have otherwise been used for welfare of Muslims.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had announced to hand over 800 acre open land of Manikonda to Waqf Board but no paper work has been done till date. Government would require just a few seconds to hand over the 1654 acre 32 guntas of land to Waqf Board. If the government files an affidavit in the Supreme Court withdrawing its claim on the land then there won’t be any case in the court and the whole land would come into Waqf Board’s possession. But government is not ready to take such step. It is claiming its ownership on the land since 2006.

It must be noted that the hearing of the case is scheduled on February 21 in Supreme Court.

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