New Delhi: Punjab has the most noteworthy number of Waqf Board properties under infringement with such properties numbering around 17,000 the nation over, the administration told Parliament, Thursday.

In a composed answer to BJP MP Ajay Nishad’s inquiry, Minorities Affairs serve Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told the Lok Sabha that an aggregate of 16,937 Waqf Board properties were under infringement in the nation, remembering 5,610 for Punjab.

Punjab is trailed by Madhya Pradesh (3,240), West Bengal (3,082), Tamil Nadu (1,335) and Karnataka (8,62), indicated the information on 24 state Waqf Board properties outfitted by the service. In the national capital, the Delhi Waqf Board has 373 properties under infringement.

To ensure the Waqf Board properties and to avoid their infringement, a committed online gateway – WAMSI (Waqf Assets Management System of India) – has been created, Naqvi informed.  So far, 5,94,139 unfaltering Waqf properties have been enlisted on the entry, he included.

A concentrated battle for digitisation of records of Waqf bequests was directed from July to October, because of which 98.99 percent records have been digitized, the clergyman expressed. The state Waqf Boards have additionally been informed to embrace GIS mapping with respect to their properties on top need, he included.

According to the Waqf Act, superintendence of all Waqf properties in states is vested with the state Waqf Boards which are enabled to oversee and make legitimate move against unapproved occupation and infringement of such properties. Any deal, blessing, trade, home loan or move of Waqf property is restricted according to Section 51(IA) of the Waqf Act.

Any portable or unflinching property gave for strict or beneficent object is considered as Waqf property in Islamic law.




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