WAKF BOARD

  • Jama Masjid Shahi Imam has no legality to anoint his son as his successor: Delhi HC November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief for Jama Masjid Shahi Imam, the Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the anointment ceremony of Shahi Imam's deputy to be held on Saturday. However, the High Court has said that Shahi Imam's decision to anoint his son as his deputy and successor has no legal...
  • CM urges Muslim leaders to choose Wakf Board chairman January 6, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Sorenon Sunday urged Muslim religious leaders to choose a chairman forthe Jharkhand Wakf Board and assured them that their demandswould be fulfilled by February 15. "You choose and give me the name for (appointing) theChairman of Wakf Board," Soren said while addressing Jharkhand StateMomin Conference in Ranchi.Soren's...
  • Reinstate suspended IAS officer Durga: Waqf Board writes to PM August 6, 2013

    Greater Noida: Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal on Tuesday found the backing of the Wakf Board, which claimed that the allegations against her are false. The Waqf Board has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, requesting him to reinstate Nagpal. Waqf Board member Kadir Khan Jaiswal said that...
  • Durga Nagpal was doing her duty, reinstate her, demands UP Wakf Board August 6, 2013

    UP Wakf Board has come out extending full support to suspended Uttar Pradesh IASofficer Durga Shakti Nagpal and demanding UP govt to reinstate her on the ground that she had no role in bringing down the wall of mosque in Greater Noida. According to a letter addressed by the Wakf Board...
  • Will make efforts to implement Sachar report: Rahman Khan October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Implementation of Sachar Committee Report to address socioeconomic issues of Muslim community and UPA's election promises to minorities will be among the priorities for K Rahman Khan who took oath as Minister for Minority Affairs in New Delhi on Sunday. "My priority will be to fulfil all the...
  • UPA's new minister alleged to be involved in a scam October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The new Minority Affairs Ministry, K Rahman Khan, could prove to be a big embarrassment for the Manmohan Singhled government as he is alleged to have been involved in the Karnataka Wakf Board scam. The 73yearold Karnataka leader, who was sworn in the UPA Cabinet on Sunday, was...
  • Wakf Bill may be introduced in Monsoon session June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The muchtalked about Wakf (Amendment) Bill, 2010 may be introduced with sweeping amendments in the Monsoon session of Parliament. Changes include permitting the lease of Wakf properties for commercial purposes up to 30 years from the existing three years cap but the government is not convinced with the arguments...
  • Karnataka land scam: Petitioner demands an enquiry March 27, 2012

    Petitioner Sayeed Ashraf said that the scam is a result of a nexus between politicians and builders. ...
  • 'CM must order probe into Karnataka Wakf land scam' March 27, 2012

    The State Minorities Commission has found that over 22 thousand properties owned by the Wakf Board was illegally encroached and sold over the last decade. ...
  • Karnataka: Rs 2 lakh cr Wakf land scam surfaces March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A scam that reportedly threatens to be bigger than the 2G scam has emerged from Karnataka, promising to bring more trouble for the Congress. The State Minorities Commission has reportedly found that over 22 thousand properties owned by the Wakf Board was illegally encroached and sold over the...
  • SC order a balanced one: Wakf board lawyer May 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Sunni Wakf Board lawyer Zafaryab Jilani says he is satisfied with the Supreme Court decision of staying the Allahabad High Court's order on the Ram JanmabhoomiBabri Masjid title dispute. Jilani, who was upset after the September 30 Allahabad High Court's decision of splitting the land into three parts, said...
  • Decks cleared for SC appeal on Ayodhya dispute October 16, 2010

    New Delhi: He was hoping to see Ayodhya dispute resolved through dialogue. But for Hashim Ansari that may not happen now. With the working committee of the AllIndia Muslim Personal Law Board meeting in Lucknow on Saturday, have decided to challenge the Ayodhya verdict in the Supreme Court. "We have decided...
  • Ayodhya: Hindu Mahasabha files caveat in SC October 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court to preempt any exparte order on the Ayodhya title dispute. In the caveat, the Hindu Mahasabha has asked the court not to pass order on any appeal against the September 30 Allahabad High Court verdict without...
  • Ram Lalla's friend joins Ayodhya settlement talks October 8, 2010

    New Delhi: The three groups involved in the Ayodhya title suit have come together for the first time to look for an outofcourt solution to the dispute, with representatives of Ram Lalla Virajman joining the talks for the first time. Triloki Nath Pandey, who represents Ram Lalla Virajman, joined the...
  • Ayodhya verdict: Cong favours negotiation October 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday said that it wants a negotiated solution of the Ram JanambhoomiBabri Masjid title suit verdict. "Congress will support any initiative which is taken to resolve Ayodhya issue through negotiation," said Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi in New Delhi after a meeting of the Congress Working Committee. The...
  • Area under central dome is Ram Janmasthan: HC September 30, 2010

    New Delhi: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday decided by majority that the land under the central dome of the demolished Babri Masjid is the Ram Janmasthan. While delivering its verdict in the contentious 60yearold Ram JanambhoomiBabri Masjid title suit case the threejudge special bench comprising...
  • Sunni Wakf board to move SC against HC verdict September 30, 2010

    Lucknow: The Sunni Wakf Board said Thursday it will move the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court order dividing the disputed land in Ayodhya among three parties and said they were not going to surrender it. "We will appeal against the division of disputed land among three parties," Board lawyer...
  • SC has given no reasons: Soli Sorabjee September 28, 2010

    Former Attorney General and Counsel, Sunni Wakf Board Senior Lawyer Soli Sorabjee reacts over the issue on CNNIBN. ...
  • Talks can't solve Ayodhya dispute: Sunni body September 27, 2010

    Sagardighi/New Delhi: The Sunni Wakf Board has filed an affidavit to the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya dispute, saying the matter cannot be sorted out through reconciliation. A threejudge bench headed by Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia, Justice Aftab Alam and Justice KS Radhakrishnan will hear a petition on Tuesday...
  • Govt not dragging feet, says Khursheed September 8, 2010

    In an exclusive interview, Bhupendra Chaubey talks with Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khursheed in connection to the Wakf Board scam. ...
  • Trustees sell Wakf land at throwaway prices September 7, 2010

    New Delhi: A Minority Affairs Ministry report accessed by CNNIBN reveals that land belonging to various Wakf boards in India are being misused and even sold at throwaway prices. The report contains nationwide details of prevailing corruption in Wakf boards. It exposes a nexus involving politicians, community leaders and private...
  • Govt rejects Sachar recommendation on Wakf boards September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The Government has rejected a recommendation of the Sachar Committee to create Indian Wakf Services on the lines of the civil services to appoint officers to boards that manage Muslim religious and community properties. A Right To Information (RTI) application was filed to know the reasons behind the rejection...
  • Exchief blows the lid off Wakf Board's scams August 4, 2007

    New Delhi: An IAS officer has alleged that the Haryana Wakf Board, the custodian of religious properties of Muslims in the state, is involved in corrupt land deals. M Shayin, a former CEO of the Wakf Board, has prepared a report which accuses board members of profiteering through illegal sale of...
  • Mukesh Ambani rushes to save his dream mansion July 25, 2007

    Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani's Antilia Commercial Pvt Ltd rushed to save its plot of land on Mumbai's Altamount Road, where the industrialist is building his 27storey dream mansion. The Ambani firm moved the Wakf Board to hear its version before the custodian of Muslim religious property takes control of the land. Replying...
  • Ambani's dream home unsettles Maharashtra House July 17, 2007

    Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani's plan to build a dream house on prime property in Mumbai which earlier belonged to the Wakf Board has given politicians an issue to take potshots at each other in Maharashtra Assembly. After a major uproar, Opposition parties asked the government for an explanation on...
  • Muslim board lands Infy in trouble April 29, 2007

    Hyderabad: What's common to Infosys, Microsoft, Wipro and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad? If the Andhra Pradesh State Wakf Board is to be believed, all these IT biggies and Indias premier business school have been illegally constructed on its land. The Wakf Board has now served notices to...
  • K'taka minister quits as CM skips Eid January 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Karnataka's Minister for Wakf Board and Haj Affairs, Zameer Ahmed, has submitted his resignation to the Governor, T N Chaturvedi, saying that the Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had no concern for Muslims. He said that the party has been neglecting the minorities and that the Chief Minister failed...