New Delhi : The AAP Government has “superseded” the Delhi Waqf Board, transferring all its powers and duties to the Secretary (Revenue) in the city administration.
“In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 99(I) of the Waqf Act, 1995, the Government of NCT of Delhi hereby supersedes the Delhi Waqf Board with immediate effect for a period of six months,” said a notification issued by Revenue Secretary A Ambarasu on October 10, 2015.
Rana Parween Siddiqui, the chairperson of the board, said she has “filed an appeal in the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the notification. The court will hear the case on October 30”.
The notification has also stipulated that “in accordance with Section 99(2)(b) of the Waqf Act, 1995, all the powers and duties of the Board under the provisions of the Act will be exercised and performed by the Secretary (Revenue) Government of NCT of Delhi.”
“I received the notification on October 15 and stopped going to Waqf Board office,” said Rana, who has also filed a writ petition in the High Court for the notification of her election as the chairperson of the Delhi Waqf Board by the Delhi Government.
Rana was elected as the chairperson of the Delhi Waqf Board in a meeting of members of the board on January 20.