Wakf properties worth 1.5 lakh cr in 6 cities

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    NEW DELHI :A survey conducted by the Central WakfCouncil, the nodal agency regulating the state wakf boards, at the request of the Minority Affairs Ministry showed there were enough wakf properties across the country to take care of the welfare of the Muslims without any government intervention.
    The properties are donated tothe wakf by the Muslims for helping out the less fortunate members of the community but their worth is lost in the litigations and enforcements that Minority Affairs Minister KRahman Khan wants to tackle by setting up a National Wakf Development Corporation (NWDC) as a premium authority.
    It was with this viewpoint that the ministry asked the CentralWakf Council to get evaluated the wakf properties by the state boards in cities only at the current price. Reports received by the council so far say properties in just six cities of Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore threw up a valuation of not less than Rs 1.5 lakh crore.
    “This is conservative estimate. Kolkata alone has properties worth Rs 62,000 crore, followed by Delhi having some 360 properties on about 500 acres worth Rs 28,000 crore to Rs 30,000 crore. Hyderabad is much ahead but evaluators seem tohave given a very conservative estimate of Rs 23,000 crore for 7,000 acres of land, including the build-up properties. Even the other three metros are in the range of Rs 4,000 crore to Rs 9,000 crore,” a ministry official said.
    Mumbai is still counting the value of its 1200 properties which were estimated in the last count at around Rs 7,000 crore while Chennai valued 412 properties at Rs 8,500 crore and Bangalore quoted Rs 3,600 crore for 215 properties.
    The data so far collected doesnot include the wakf properties in Lucknow and Kanpur, which are expected toaccount for half the wakf properties in the country. TheUP Wakf Board has not shownany interest to carry out the valuation of the properties under them that are large in view of it acquiring possession of many properties left behind by the Muslims while fleeing to Pakistan at the time of the partition in 1947.

    The minority affairs minister had sought valuation of all wakf properties in the cities tolet the proposed NWDC regulate and manage the wakffinances from lease, rent, commercial exploitation and development of the propertiesthrough private partnership.
    The statistics received from the six metros has led Khan to point out that the revenue from the rented wakf properties is negligible at around Rs 8,000 crore, which is not even one per cent of the actual rent value. “If these properties are leased out at the market prices and developed with private partners, the rental income alone will be not less than Rs 1 lakh crore and that too only in six major cities.
    There are 3.5 lakh total wakf properties registered in India If properties in remaining places are accounted for, it will give a mind-boggling figure of the rental income enough to take care of all welfare measures for the Muslims,” Khan said.

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    rental income enough to take care of all welfare measures for the Muslims

    from article
    but when it comes to hindus temple it goes to government fund and distributed to all.Even somepeople arguing to sell all jewels of padmanabha temple .If anyone point this out they are communal.
     
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    It seems Hindus are still paying Jaziya
     
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    This chor Rehman Khan is himself an accused in misappropriating Wakf property in his home state Karnataka

    The accusation was made by the Chief of the Wakf Board himself braving fear to his life as the accused are powerful politicians.

    No investigations were carried out.

    'Rs 2-lakh cr' land scam rocks Wakf Board
    Bangalore, March 26 2012, DHNS:
    Minorities’ panel ‘implicates’ politicians, IAS and KAS officers; chief fears for life

    Misuse and encroachment of Wakf properties in the State have caused a whopping Rs two-lakh crore loss to the exchequer, dwarfing the 2G spectrum scam, the Karnataka State Minorities Commission claimed on Monday.

    The Commission has ‘implicated’ almost all senior Muslim political leaders — most of them belonging to the Congress party — besides ‘indicting’ senior IAS, IPS and KAS officers.

    The Commission has blamed politicians, including Union Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, MPs Dharam Singh and K Rehman Khan; MLA R Roshan Baig, former Union minister C K Jaffer Sharief, Iqbal Ansari, M S Ansari (late), Azeez Sait (late), Hindasgeri; MLAs Tanveer Sait, N A Haris, Qamrul Islam; former MPs Suryavamshi, Iqbal Ahmed Saradgi, among others, for the loss. It recommended that the Centre amend the Wakf Act 1995 so that “persons who have misused, encroached upon and illegally occupied Wakf properties are banned from contesting elections/ nominations, including to Wakf institutions and Board”.

    It has also recommended criminal proceedings against those involved in the scam, and superseding of the Wakf Board by the government.

    The Commission, which took up its study on the subject in Bidar district in November last year, submitted the 7,000-odd page report to Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday. The report is titled ‘Study on the misuse and encroachment of Wakf properties in Bidar district’.

    Gowda said the government would ensure that the properties are recovered and the guilty punished.

    Karnataka Minorities Commission chairperson Anwar Manipaddy demanded that the report be placed before the Legislature.

    The total encroached land in Bidar is 1,803 acres (of 2,586 acres). Of the total estate value of Wakf properties worth Rs 410 lakh crore, properties worth Rs 2 lakh crore have been either encroached on or sold illegally. There are a total 33,741 registered properties in the State in 54,000 acres.

    The Commission, which conducted its study in other districts, also including Gulbarga, Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Ramanagaram and Koppal, has alleged misuse of properties, encroachments, illegal disposal, mismanagement and fraudulent acts committed by erstwhile heads of the Wakf Board, elected representatives, politicians and others.

    Manipaddy said his life was under threat. “I received threats from various quarters. The present Wakf Board chairperson Syed Riyaz Ahmed, who is absconding, too threatened me. In January, he offered me a bribe of Rs 4 crore.”

    Roshan Baig, Haris and Qamrul Islam, reacting to the report, said they were clueless how anyone could come to a conclusion that they were responsible for the misappropriate of Wakf properties. He said the government must order a CBI probe into the scam.

    Recommendations:

    Keep the Wakf Board under suspension for 12 months to enable probe by the Lokayukta; constitute Wakf Properties Task Force to retrieve properties; constitute a high-powered committee to work out modalities to run the Board in a transparent manner; suspend present committee for one year; Committee should have two senior IAS officers, one retired judge, two NGOs and three persons from the Minorities Commission; appoint IAS officer Rajaneesh Goel as head of the Task Force; take up land audit of Wakf properties; resume second survey by creating a Special Purpose Vehicle; remove encroachments; jail term of five to 10 years, plus fine of double the value of property encroached, sold or purchased illegally; institute criminal proceedings against those involved in the Hopcoms scam; suspend present chairman Abdul Riyaz Khan responsible for sale of Hopcoms land belonging to Dargah Hazrath Khaderi.

    Politicians, officials in dock

    Politicians: Suryavamshi, former MP; Naseem Patel, land developer, local politician in Bidar; Iqbal Ahmed Saradgi, former MP; Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Minister; Dharam Singh, MP; Qamrul Islam, former minister, sitting MLA, member of Wakf Board; C M Ibrahim, former Union minister; Alhaj Syed Yaseen, MLA; Ashfaq Ahmed Chulbul, deputy mayor, Gulbarga; R Rahman Khan, MP; Syed Riyaz Ahmed – present chairman; Roshan Baig, former minister; N A Haris, MLA (his wife, mother); C K Jaffer Sharief – former Union minister; Azeez Sait, former minister; Tanveer Sait, president, Wakf institution; Iqbal Ansari, former minister; M S Ansari (late), former minister; Khalid Ahmed, former Board chairman; former minister Hindusgiri.

    Officials: Salahuddin, IAS; M F Pasha, Retd IPS; M A Khalid, Retd KAS; Mohammed Sanaulla, IAS; Maaz Ahmed Sheriff, KAS; Anees Siraj, KAS; Sadiya Sultana, KAS; M A Khalid, Retd KAS, Maaz Ahmed Sheriff, KAS.
     

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