Saidabad resident alleges harassment by Wakf officials
Alleging harassment from Telangana State Wakf Board officials, a Saidabad resident, Md Mustafa Alvi approached State Human Rights Commission Rather than answering his queries about the claims over his property cases were being filed against him, he alleged
Saidabad: Alleging harassment from Telangana State Wakf Board officials, a Saidabad resident, Md Mustafa Alvi approached State Human Rights Commission. Rather than answering his queries about the claims over his property cases were being filed against him, he alleged.
Speaking to The Hans India, Alvi said that whenever he was trying to meet the CEO Executive Officer or Wakf Board Chairman, he not only meted out raw deal, but also was facing cases like ‘creating nuisance’. “Whenever I am trying to approach the Wakf officials, the level of harassment is only going up. This time they have lodged cases against me for seeking clarity over their claims on my property. When they do not have answers to my objections they are only increasing my problems and alleging that I am creating nuisance,” he said.
Alvi refuted that he had created fake papers on his wife’s name to claim Wakf property. “While I have received scores of eviction notices, there are others who are enjoying the property. We purchased the property in 1978 and after almost four decades the Board comes up with the claim and singles me out. Unable to bear the harassment, I had to approach HRC,” he informed.
In 2009, Wakf Board claimed the land parcel purchased by Alvi in Saidabad. He said that despite several complaints from him to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the last nine years, the officials failed to inspect the place at Badshah Rahmatullah Alay dargah in Saidabad being claimed by Wakf Board. Even though 11 acres and 21 guntas of land comes under the dargah, he alleged that the officials have singled him out and targeting four properties he had bought four decades ago. After the Wakf Board failed to take cognizance of his claims, he had approached the HRC earlier also.
In the meantime, in May, the Wakf Board handed over a erroneous RTI reply to applicant from Saidabad who had applied to know about the alleged disputed land being claimed by him and Wakf Board. In the reply to his RTI application Alvi, about the survey and Muntaqab (abstract of document) of Dargah Badshah Mahzoob Rahmathullah Alay which is located at Jeevan Yar Jung Colony in Saidabad, the Board issued the survey details of another Dargah, Ujaleshah Rahmatullah of Kurmaguda.
“On April 28, a caller from Waqf Board asked to come and receive the RTI reply. Undermining the rules, instead of sending by post, the officials had handed over the RTI reply directly by hand to me and issued the survey and Muntaqqab of Dargah Ujaleshah RahmathUallah Kurmaguda, Saidabad, instead of Dargah Badshah Mahzoob RahmathUallah Alay, which I had asked,” said Alvi.
BY Mohd Minhajuddin Khan