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Corporate Waqf: Focusing on the Real Economy

By Dr Mohammed Obaidullah Creative and innovative minds have experimented with the idea before. The Vehbi Koç Foundation (Vehbi Koç Vakfı) was endowed way back in 1969. It is perhaps the first documented case of corporate waqf. It is also the largest waqf of the country created by the late …

Worries stalk Waqf Amendment Bill

By Rana Siddiqui Zaman New Delhi: The Waqf Boards in India have approximately six lakh acres of land. The income from Waqf land, which is a religious endowment, is used for the welfare of the Muslim community. Yet much of this has been encroached upon, especially in Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, …

Caretaker encroaches on Wakf ground

By Mohammed Anas New Delhi: Panj Peeran graveyard in New Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin area has been encroached on by its undertaker. This 40-acre land is the second largest graveyard in Delhi after Feroze Shah Kotla and is a Delhi Wakf Board property. It is located in the vicinity of Nehru …

Tipu Sultan monument to receive conservation grant

BANGALORE: Members of the Tipu Sultan United Front, who were demonstrating in front of Town Hall here demanding the State Government to protect Tipu Sultan monuments and name the airport at Devanahalli after him, withdrew their protest on Thursday. A release from the front said that the Minister for Minorities …

Is Ambani House on Wakf Land?

Central Vigilance Commission to probe the Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani’s skyscraper home, Antilla, alleged to have been built on an illegally obtained Wakf land. Mr. A. U. Pathan, a Pune-based member of the Maharashtra Wakf Board, has filed a complaint recently that the skyscraper, touted as the world’s most …

Panchkula’s Muslim burial ground plan stuck

By Pankaj Dhiman (TNN)PANCHKULA: Despite Haryana Urban Development Authority allotting five bighas in Sector 28 for Panchkula’s first graveyard in December, members of Muslim community are still waiting to get its possession. The reason for delay in this case has been that some part of the said plot is disputed …

Indian Muslim News – WAKF

Central Wakf Council opposes Punjab Law Commission report on wakf The Central Wakf Council took strong objection to the Punjab Law Commission recommendation for a review of the status of registered wakf properties, saying that this was totally unacceptable under a view held by the Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court …

Indian Muslim News – EDUCATION

Plan to set up 3 central varsities on wakf land The government is working on a proposal to set up three central universities in the public private partnership mode specifically for educationally backward Muslims. The ministry of minority affairs, which is spearheading the proposal, has suggested that these universities be …

Indian Muslim News – Wakf

Draft Bill for amending Wakf Act, 1999 being given final shape The Central government is in the process of finalising a bill to ensure that the Wakf boards across India will function in a streamlined fashion. “The ministry of law has given its final shape to the draft bill for …