Two Sisters Claim Ownership of Land Allotted to UP Waqf Board for Ayodhya Mosque, Move Court


Design of the Ayodhya mosque unveiled by the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board. (Picture credit: Twitter)

The petition earlier than the Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC was filed within the court docket’s registry and is probably going to come up for listening to on February 8.

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Two Delhi-based sisters moved the Allahabad Excessive Court Wednesday claiming the possession of five-acre land allotted to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board for the development of a mosque in Ayodhya in accordance with the Supreme Court verdict within the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. The petition earlier than the Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC was filed within the court docket’s registry and is probably going to come up for listening to on February 8.

Rani Kapoor alias Rani Baluja and Rama Rani Punjabi have mentioned within the writ petition that their father Gyan Chandra Punjabi had come to India throughout partition in 1947 from Punjab and settled in Faizabad (now Ayodhya) district. They’ve claimed that their father was allotted 28-acre land in Dhannipur village by the Nazul Division for 5 years which he continued to possess past that interval. Later, his identify was included within the income information, the petitioners have mentioned.

Nonetheless, his identify was struck down from the information in opposition to which their father filed an attraction earlier than the Further Commissioner, Ayodhya, which was allowed, they’ve claimed. The petitioners additional claimed that the consolidation officer once more eliminated their father’s identify from the information throughout consolidation proceedings.

In opposition to the order of the consolidation officer, an attraction was most popular earlier than the Settlement Officer of Consolidation, Sadar, Ayodhya, however with out contemplating the mentioned petition, the authorities have allotted five-acre of their 28-acre land to the Waqf Board for the establishing of mosque, they mentioned. The petitioners have demanded the authorities be restrained from transferring the land to the Sunni Waqf Board until the pendency of dispute earlier than the settlement officer.

The state authorities has allotted five-acre land to the Sunni Waqf Board in Dhannipur village for development of mosque in compliance with Supreme Court path on November 7, 2019 within the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri mosque title swimsuit.



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