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Allahabad High Court ordered removal of mosque built on encroached court land

Team SoOLEGAL 9 Nov 2017 12:15pm

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The Allahabad High Court has ordered the removal of the mosque built in the High Court premises. The court, while directing a Waqf which is found to have encroached the high court's property and constructed a religious structure on it.

The court has asked HC registrar general to ensure that in future no part of the high court premises, either at Allahabad or Lucknow, is allowed to be used for religious activities.

While hearing a petition filed by a court lawyer, Abhishek Shukla, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale and Justice Manoj Kumar Gupta also directed the mosque authorities (Waqf) to vacate the site in dispute and peacefully hand over its possession to the high court within three months from Wednesday.

The court also directed that while handing over the possession of the site, the waqf concerned shall also remove all structures standing on it. While passing the above directives, the court made it clear that if members of the waqf management fail to comply with any part of the directions within the stipulated time, the registrar general and other respondents shall take forcible possession of the entire site in dispute from it. For such purpose, it shall be open to them to seek police assistance or any other help as may be required for complying with the order. [Inputs TOI]

Tagged: Allahabad High Court   Mosque   Waqf  
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