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HC notice to government on vacating 990 Waqf properties

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the state revenue secretary and Delhi Waqf Board on a PIL seeking direction for enforcement of eviction orders of 990 Waqf properties in the national capital.

A bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath sought response from the government and Waqf Board by September 1 on a PIL filed by advocate Shahid Ali, who sought an order for enforcing the eviction order, hanging fire for last many years, relating to the Waqf (charitable endowment) properties.

The 990 properties have already been ordered to be vacated from illegal and unauthorised occupation of encroachers under section 54 of Wakf Act, 1995 but the sub-divisional magistrates concerned had not been enforcing such orders, Ali said.

Hearing the plea, the court asked the counsel for the revenue authority, under whom the ll SDMs come, why Waqf laws have been framed and created. It also questioned as to why Waqf tribunals were not constituted.

Counsel appearing for the Waqf board told the court that this was in the process.

(IANS)

 

 

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Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Direction to Media to Use Word ‘Martyr’

Abhishek Chaudhary urged the court to direct the media to use the word "martyr" as "brave soldiers are never killed."

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the media to use the word “martyr” in place of killed and died for soldiers.

The bench comprising Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao also slammed the petitioner and advocate Abhishek Choudhury for filing the frivolous application on the same ground which was already disposed off by another bench in October 2016.

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The plea was filed after 40 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. newsx.com

Choudhury has filed the plea seeking direction to the press and electronic media to use “respectful words on the martyrdom of soldiers”.

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He urged the court to direct the media to use the word “martyr” as “brave soldiers are never killed.”

The plea was filed after 40 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. (IANS)

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