the Wakf Board, sending notices to 123 properties, including the Jama Masjid in Delhi
The Ministry of Urban Development, under the central government, issued notices on Sunday regarding the matter of urban development.
At the beginning of this year, the Land and Development Office (L&DO) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs decided to take control over 123 properties from the Board, based on the grounds of housing and urban development.
The Ministry had previously informed the Chairman of the Delhi Wakf Board, as well as MLA Amanatullah Khan, about the decision through a letter. The notice sent by the Land and Development Office of the Urban Central Ministry requires the Wakf Board to submit essential documents, explaining why they should retain ownership of these properties.
Prior to this, the Wakf Board had also filed petitions in the Delhi High Court, arguing that no one else would be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and preservation of these properties. However, in May, the High Court dismissed the petition. Subsequently, following the denial of relief from the High Court, the Ministry of Urban Development under the central government has issued notices to the Wakf Board, stating that if they wish to retain these properties, they need to submit the necessary documents.