Waqf chairman meets chief secretary for protection of properties

Hyderabad: Waqf Board chairman Mohammed Saleem met Telangana chief secretary Somesh Kumar and requested him to issue instructions to district collectors and police officials for safeguarding Waqf properties.

Saleem apprised the Kumar about the measures taken to protect the Waqf properties across the state. He requested the chief secretary to issue instructions to district officials to get Waqf properties vacated from illegal occupation as well.

Saleem also requested Kumar to include Waqf properties in the Revenue record. He reminded the chief secretary of GO No. 15 which has been issued to bar registration of Waqf properties. Accordingly, he pointed out that records of Waqf properties have been kept in “auto-lock mode”.

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He requested chief secretary to hold a video conference with district collectors and the police officials to issue necessary instructions to them. Kumar in turn assured Saleem of holding a meeting soon in this regard.

Saleem also said that the Waqf Board has sent its properties’ record to all the district collectors and the registration offices as part of a campaign to have the illegal registration of the Waqf properties canceled. Steps are being taken to conform Waqf record with Revenue.

The Chief Secretary had assured to extend the state government’s fullest cooperation to protect Waqaf properties. He said the Chief Minister is extremely serious in protecting these properties.

According to Mohammed Saleem, the chief secretary shall hold a meeting regarding the Waqf properties after the upcoming MLC elections. He informed that more than 100 illegal registration were annulled so far.

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