Allegations have been leveled against the Delhi waqf board of trying to grab Hindu lands ever since AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan became its chief. As per local residents, they have been served eviction notices alleging that the land ‘belongs’ to the waqf board.
Allegations against Delhi waqf board
Residents of Sri Ram Nagar colony have alleged that they have been served eviction notices despite having resided there for more than eight decades. They have also alleged that such notices have been served to Hindu colonies across Delhi purportedly by Amanatullah’s men.
According to the residents, claims are being made of the land belonging to the waqf board. One of the residents Jay Kumar Sharma, who has also been served the notice, stated that people supposedly associated with the waqf board had come to his residence but he wasn’t present at that time. They handed over the notice to the womenfolk of the family and took his mobile number before leaving. He says his family members thought they had come for some kind of survey.
It has also been highlighted that while the waqf board owned 4 lakhs acres of land in the 90s, it now owns double that amount at 8 lakhs acres. It raises pertinent questions as to how are waqf board lands on the rise. Some have even leveled allegations of ‘land jihad’ against the waqf board saying it has been laying claim to Hindu colonies citing them to be waqf property.
Residents have appealed to the central government to step in and put an end to this since a powerful person like Amanatullah Khan, who has the backing of the Kejriwal-led AAP government, is involved.