GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Minority Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4200
TO BE ANSWERED ON 14.05.2007
Wakf Properties in the Country
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?
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 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”.
Name of States / Uts
Details of cases of encroachment / illegal occupation that have come to the notice of State Governments / State Wakf Boards
A P Wakf Board has reported issues of 5266 notices in case of encroachment.
2 wakf properties have been encroached
101 Sunni Wakf properties and 8 Shia wakf properties are under encroachment.
No instance has came to the notice of the State Government.
There are 2 cases of misuse of wakf properties.
State Government has no information of encroachment.
175 cases have been detected to be under illegal occupation.
24 cases have been detected to be under illegal occupation.
Jammu & Kashmir
199 cases of encroachment and misuse of wakf properties have been detected.
50 cases of encroachment have been detected.
1186 cases of encroachment and other misuse of wakf properties have been detected.
There are 2366 cases of encroachments.
2 cases of encroachment have been reported.
There are 17 cases of illegal occupation / encroachment
582 Wakf properties are under encroachment
There are 1292 cases of encroachment
962 cases of encroachment have been detected.
6 cases of partial encroachment of wakf properties have been detected.
State Wakf Board has no information on encroachment
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.
State Government has reported 105 cases of encroachment
Andaman & Nicobar
Chandigarh Wakf Board has informed about one encroachment so far.
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
454 wakf properties have been encroached.
8 cases of encroachment have been reported