Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh govt to stop land encroachment by Waqf Board. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the district administrations to conduct an investigation on the properties owned by the Waqf Board in the state. According to the instructions, the survey process will start soon, officials said.
Last day, the Waqf Board came forward with the claim that the land where the Chandrashekhar Azad Park is located in Prayagraj belong to them. The Chief Minister ordered a survey after this. The authorities have been instructed to investigate and submit a report within a month. The Chief Minister’s Deputy Secretary has written to the Minority Commission, Shia, Sunni, Waqf Board and Revenue Department in this regard.
Recently, the Waqf Board has been making claims, including on temple lands. Apart from this, it is also clear that the Waqf Board is violating the rules in land transactions. In the background of all this, the government ordered an investigation.