MIM demands probe into Wakf land allotments

Last Updated: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 21:04

Hyderabad: The Majlis-e-Ittehadul
Muslimeen (MIM) on Friday demanded in the Andhra pradesh Assembly
a thorough probe into allotment of thousands of acres of Wakf
land for various purposes by successive governments in the
state.

Raising the issue in the house , MIM floor leader
Akbaruddin Owaisi said 1600 acres of Wakf land was given away
to several software majors outside Hyderabad in the last few
years.

Similarly, Wakf land was given away to NTPC for
setting up its power plant in Visakhapatnam and Wakf lands
were also allotted for construction of houses of low-income
groups in other parts of the state, he said.

A real-estate firm held by a Congress MP’s family was
given several hundred acres of Wakf land near Hyderabad,
Owaisi said.

"Let a joint Legislative Committee probe into the
allotment of Wakf lands to various companies be ordered," the
MIM leader said.

He said the Joint Legislative Committee (JLC) should
be "result-oriented" and the state government implement its
recommendations strictly.

In the past many House committees were constituted to
probe various issues but in many cases the reports were not
even submitted. In cases where the reports were submitted, the
government did not take any action based on the
recommendations, Akbaruddin said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 21:04

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