MIM demands probe into Wakf land allotments

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.