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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Minority Affairs

 

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4200

TO BE ANSWERED ON 14.05.2007 

Wakf Properties in the Country

4200.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 Will the Minister of MINORITY AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a)    whether a large number of Wakf properties in the county are either under adverse possession or are fetching nominal rents, thereby causing extreme financial loss to the Wakfs;

(b)    if so, the details thereof, State-wise and category-wise and

(c)    the steps proposed to be taken to improve the situation to increase the income of the Wakfs to satisfactory level?

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF MINORITY AFFAIRS
(SHRI. A. R. ANTULAY)

(a)   Yes, Sir.

(b)   Information received from states Governments / State Wakfs Boards regarding illegal occupation / encroachment of wakf properties is at Annexure A.

(c)   Action for the removal of encroachments is to be taken by the State Wakf Boards, in accordance with the provisions of the Wakf Act, 1995. The Central Government has, from time to time, impressed upon the State Governments, the need for effective action to remove encroachments on Wakf properties.

The Central Wakf Council, under its Scheme for the development of urban wakf properties, has been extending loans for the development of wakf properties.

 

ANNEXURE A

Annexure referred to in part (b) of the reply given in  Rajya Sabha Question No. 4200 raised by Shri RAJEEV CHANDRASHEKHAR for answer on 14.05.2007 regarding “Wakf properties in the country”.

Sl. No.

Name of States / Uts

Details of cases of encroachment / illegal occupation that have come to the notice of State Governments / State Wakf Boards

1.

Andhra Pradesh

A P Wakf Board has reported issues of 5266 notices in case of encroachment.

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

Nil

3.

Assam

2 wakf properties have been encroached

4.

Bihar

101 Sunni Wakf properties and 8 Shia wakf properties are under encroachment.

5.

Jharkand

No instance has came to the notice of the State Government.

6.

Chattisgarh

There are 2 cases of misuse of wakf properties.

7.

Goa

State Government has no information of encroachment.

8.

Gujarat

Nil

9.

Haryana

175 cases have been detected to be under illegal occupation.

10.

Himachal Pradesh

24 cases have been detected to be under illegal occupation.

11.

Jammu & Kashmir

Not applicable.

12.

Karnataka

199 cases of encroachment and misuse of wakf properties have been detected.

13.

Kerala

50 cases of encroachment have been detected.

14.

Madhya Pradesh

1186 cases of encroachment and other misuse of wakf properties have been detected.

15.

Maharashtra

There are 2366 cases of encroachments.

16.

Manipur

Nil

17.

Meghalaya

2 cases of encroachment have been reported.

18.

Mizoram

Nil

19.

Nagaland

Nil

20.

Orissa

There are 17 cases of illegal occupation / encroachment

21.

Punjab

582 Wakf properties are under encroachment

22.

Rajasthan

There are 1292 cases of encroachment

23.

Sikkim

Nil

24.

Tamil Nadu

962 cases of encroachment have been detected.

25.

Tripura

6 cases of partial encroachment of wakf properties have been detected.

26.

Uttaranchal

State Wakf Board has no information on encroachment

27.

Uttar Pradesh

U.P. Government has reported 38 cases against encroachers on land of Sunni Wakf Board and action taken against 474 encroachers on land of Shia Wakf Board.

28.

West Bengal

State Government has reported 105 cases of encroachment

29.

Andaman & Nicobar

Nil

30.

Chandigarh

Chandigarh Wakf Board has informed about one encroachment so far.

31.

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Nil

32.

Daman & Diu

Nil

33.

Delhi

454 wakf properties have been encroached.

34.

Lakshadweep

Nil

35.

Pondicherry

8 cases of encroachment have been reported