“Waqf Encroachment: Delhi High Court allows Govt of India to conduct a physical inspection of the 123 properties”, Organiser, May 3, 2023:
“The Delhi High Court has allowed the Government of India (GoI) to conduct a physical inspection of 123 properties, which Delhi Waqf Board (DWB) is claiming are waqf properties, as per Land & Development Office’s (L&DO) letter dated February 8.
The Court allowed GoI to conduct a physical inspection of the properties albeit while ensuring minimal disruption in the day-to-day administration. “In view thereof, pending a final decision in the present petition, respondent may act upon its letter dated 08.02.2023 to carry out the inspection while ensuring minimal disruption in the day-to-day administration of the subject properties by the petitioners,” it said while listing the next hearing for November 6.
The Court observed that the case calls for a detailed hearing as it involves complex facts and nuanced arguments. “Though the matter was heard in some detail however, the issue at hand being one that is dated back to the year 1911, it would be appropriate that a detailed counter affidavit is called for by the respondent and petitioners be given an opportunity to meet the contentions by filing a rejoinder….”
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