The Yogi government, canceling the 33-year-old order, has ordered to survey the properties of the Waqf Board and record them in the revenue records in a month. In all the 75 districts of the state, all the land that belongs to Waqf will be recorded in the records in the name of Waqf. Apart from this, whatever land of Waqf properties was grabbed or sold to someone, it will also be identified through survey. UP Minorities Welfare Department has issued a mandate regarding the survey of Waqf properties. Under this, from April 7, 1989 till now, i.e. in the last 33 years, the Waqf Board which was barren, other land including Usar, whose records were not recorded, now their details will be collected. By implementing the Uttar Pradesh Waqf Act 1960, records of all the properties of the Waqf Board will be maintained. In the records of such properties, whether the properties like graveyard, mosque, Idgah are recorded in correct condition or not, it will be ascertained. According to the Waqf Management System of India, there are about 8 lakh 55 thousand 891 properties in the country which belong to Waqf. There are 32 Waqf Boards across the country. Waqf is the third largest land owner in terms of assets in the country after the army and railways. Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of waqf properties. In UP, Sunni Waqf Board has total 2 lakh 10 thousand 239 properties, while Shia Waqf Board has 15 thousand 386 properties. Shia-Sunni have separate properties and boards in UP and Bihar. Related News What is Waqf property? Waqf is derived from the Arabic word Wakufa, which means to stay. Waqf means to dedicate the trust-property for the welfare of the people. Waqf in Islam is the property which is donated for the welfare of the people in the name of Allah. Once the property is a waqf, it cannot be taken back by the owner. Waqfs are also of two types, one Waqf Allal Aulad and the other Allal Khair. Waqf al aulad means this waqf property will be for a person of the family only. The post of mutawalli (manager) of that waqf will remain with the family member, which will continue from generation to generation. The second waqf allal khair means it is a public waqf. This property has been made waqf for the public. It is the responsibility of the Waqf Board to look after it, for which the Waqf Board appoints a Mutawli (manager). What is the power of Waqf Board? There are Waqf Boards in different states to look after the Waqf properties. In 1995, the Congress government of PV Narasimha Rao amended the Waqf Act 1954 and added new provisions to give a lot of powers to the Waqf Board. Article 40 of the Waqf Act 1995 states that the Waqf Surveyor and the Waqf Board will decide who owns the Waqf land. Actually, there is a surveyor of the Waqf Board. He decides which property belongs to Waqf and which does not. There are three grounds for this determination. If someone transferred his property in the name of Waqf, if any Muslim or Muslim organization has been using the land for a long time or if the survey proved the land to be the property of Waqf. The great thing is that if your property is declared as Waqf property, then you cannot appeal against it in the lower court under the Waqf Act 2013 amendment. For that one will have to approach the Waqf Tribunal. The Waqf Tribunal consists of administrative officers. The state government decides who will be in the tribunal. The Tribunal can have administrative officers from both Hindu and Muslim communities. However, it is often the effort of the state governments that the time board should be formed from as many Muslims as possible. Section 85 of the Waqf Act states that the decision of the Tribunal cannot be challenged in the High Court or even in the Supreme Court. The Act of 1995 definitely says that the Waqf Board cannot claim any private property, but if the Waqf Board feels that any property belongs to the Waqf, then it can take it through the surveyor. The survey is being done after three decades, the Yogi government has ordered the survey of Waqf properties of UP. The work of geo-tagging and digitization of all the Waqf properties in India is going on under the Quami Waqf Board Tarakkiati Yojana by the Union Ministry of Minority Welfare. Under this, all the Waqf properties of UP are being surveyed, which is being done in UP after nearly three decades. The survey of waqf properties was done for the last time in 1995, but the Yogi government has taken the 1989 survey as the basis. Javed Ahmed, chairman of Waqf Welfare Forum, says that the Yogi government is not doing any new work, but in the past, many such mandates have been issued, in which instructions were given to enter the Waqf property in the revenue records. A general survey of Waqf properties was conducted in Uttar Pradesh in 1985-87. Under the Waqf Act, there is a provision to conduct survey for Waqf properties every ten years, the government has taken steps in that direction. Muslims should also come forward and cooperate in the work of identifying Waqf properties in the Waqf Survey and registering them in the revenue records. Ahmed also says that the Yogi government really wants to protect and protect the Waqf properties from the land mafia, then include the Waqf properties in the Bhulekh so that neither one can sell the Waqf property like fallow, cremation ground, pond land. And nobody can buy it. States like Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have protected the waqf property from encroachment and land mafia by making such arrangements under the land records software. Ahmed believes that this survey will only increase the property of Waqf. It will help in removing the Waqf properties which are illegally occupied. In the order issued by the then Congress government on April 7, 1989, it was said that if common property barren, Bhita, Usar etc. land is being used as Waqf (eg graveyard, mosque, Idgah), then it will be treated as Waqf property. be entered in the same. Under this order, lakhs of hectares of barren, Bhita, Usar land in the state were registered as Waqf property, but the Yogi government has canceled the 33-year-old order and ordered a survey of Waqf properties. At present, if government land is registered in Waqf, but it is being used for public, then it is fine, but if there are unauthorized occupations then the government can take action. There have been complaints that the land of public use was first registered in the waqf and then sold in accordance with the 33-year-old order. Residential colonies have been developed and commercial activities are going on. In such a situation, the Yogi government can take action on them after the survey. Minority Welfare and Waqf Minister Dharampal Singh said that Waqf land is God’s land. No one has the right to take possession of it. The illegally occupied land will be identified by conducting a survey of Waqf properties. Only then will further action be taken. We want that such Waqf land should be removed from illegal occupation, hospitals and schools etc. should be built there so that minorities benefit from it. The government is conducting a survey with a good intention. Asaduddin Owaisi’s party AIMIM is definitely raising questions on the intention of the Yogi government on the Waqf survey like the Madrasa survey. AIMIM leader Asim Waqar says that in the last 15 years there have been big scams in the Shia and Sunni Waqf boards. The former chairman of the Shia Waqf Board had broken the record of scams. CBI investigation was done in the matter, FIR was done, but where is the report and what is the action taken. At the same time, Asaduddin Owaisi said that the order of the UP government is illegal, which should be withdrawn. By doing this, Muslims are being systematically targeted. What are Shia and Sunni Waqf Boards doing at this time? Owaisi said that this is a small NRC in a way. SP MP Shafiqur Rahman Burke said that the government has got the madrassas checked and seen. Now check the waqf and see it. We are not denying to any inquiry. We are not afraid of it. These investigations are being done only to intimidate Muslims, so that Muslims vote for BJP out of fear in the 2024 elections. By talking about the investigation of Waqf properties, these people want to divert the attention of the people from the real issues. They are somehow conspiring to win the 2024 elections. But, this is not going to happen because the entire opposition is going to be one.
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