Over 2,000 waqf encroachment cases reported in three years: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
More than 2,000 cases of encroachment of Waqf properties have been filed in the last three years and some of the complaints have been forwarded to the CBI, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Thursday.
New Delhi: More than 2,000 cases of encroachment of waqf properties have been filed in the last three years and some of the complaints have been forwarded to the CBI, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Thursday.
Addressing the 76th Central Waqf Council, Naqvi said "several waqf properties have been under the clutches of powerful Waqf mafias due to criminal conspiracy between them and Waqf boards.
"We are making efforts to ensure that all the Waqf boards and their records across the country are made digital. (My Ministry) has been providing all possible help to the state Waqf boards."
He said a board of adjudication had been set up to look into the complaints at the central level under the chairmanship of a retired Supreme Court judge.
Likewise, three-member tribunals were being started at the state level. A total of 21 states had already done so.
The motion was passed by a voice vote and Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked Sen to leave the House
Meghalaya MP Agatha Sangma said in a letter to Amit Shah that the case appears to be an ‘orchestrated homicide, which requires investigation of highest order’
"This was retributive violence by supporters of the ruling party against supporters of the main Opposition party," the NHRC committee said in its scathing remarks