UP: Yogi-led govt to probe all properties registered under Waqf

The government has reportedly directed district administrations to undertake a survey of such properties and submit the reports within a month.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 11:58 PM IST
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Under fire from the leaders of the minority community for conducting a survey of Madarsas, the Yogi Government has now ordered an investigation of properties registered under Waqf.

The deputy secretary in the Yogi Adityanath government, Shakeel Ahmed has written a letter to the Minority Welfare Department, Director & Survey Commissioner of Minority Welfare, District Minority Welfare officers, CEO Shia and Sunni Waqf Board, and Revenue officials asking them to investigate properties registered under Waqf since 1989.

The state government has directed the officials to undertake a survey of such properties and submit the report within a month.

The government has observed that many barron and unused land has been registered under Waqf in the state due to an order passed in April 1989. Such properties have been registered flouting the Waqf act and gross irregularities have been committed in many districts.

An official spokesperson said that due to the April 1989 order Usar, Banjar, Bhita lands has been registered as Waqf property.

It may be mentioned that UP government had earlier ordered survey of the unaided and unaffiliated madrasas and issued instructions to the district magistrates regarding this. Currently, this survey is going on, and the report would be submitted by September 30.

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