Telangana HC restores Guttala Begumpet land to Masjid Alamgiri

Hyderabad: Telangana Waqf Board achieved major success as the Telangana High Court on Friday restored the gazette notification pertaining to a parcel of prime land in Guttala Begumpet, Madhapur, as belonging to Masjid Alamgiri. The land admeasuring 90 acres and 18 guntas will now be restored to Masjid Alamgiri.

The notification which had been suspended by a single judge was restored by a division bench comprising Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radha Krishnan and Justice A. Rajasheker Reddy.

As reported by Deccan Chronicle, on a writ petition filed by the Addagutta Cooperative Housing Society represented by one B. Damodar, Justice M.S. Ramachandra Rao had on February 2 issued orders for the interim suspension of the Waqf Board gazette notifications 6 (File No. 21/LA (a)/RR/2015 dated February 8, 2018) and 25 (File No. 21/LA (a) /RR /2016 dated February 22, 2018) which had declared that the land in Survey Nos 1 to 9 of Guttala Begumpet, Serilingampally Mandal, to be attached to the Waqf Alamgiri mosque.

Challenging the interim suspension before a division bench, the Waqf Board had sought suspension of the operation of the orders passed in IA No 1 of 2019 in WP No 2328 of 2019, dated February 7. It had further sought a direction to the respondents not to alienate and not to alter the nature of the property pending disposal of the writ appeal.

The division bench, after hearing both sides, modified the single bench order and revoked the interim suspension of gazette notification and directed that status quo be maintained and clubbed all petitions pertaining to the property.