More on Ummid: International l National Regional l Politics Business Religion l History l Culture l Education



Opposition cut motions defeated in Lok Sabha

Indian diplomat 'spied for ISI' in Pakistan

State Bank of Travancore improves Mid-East operations

Jamia Millia launchess 13 courses through distance learning

Left-led Bharat bandh hits normal life in 13 states

Cong confident of passing test of strength with BSPís support

India adds 20.3 million telephone subscribers in March

VHP demands ban on cow slaughter


Gujarat riots: 'SIT working hard to beat SC deadline': The Special Investigation Team (SIT) conducting inquiry against ..... Read Full

'Intelligence inputs claimed Babri Masjid could be demolished

Country of Immigrants, United States is a WORLD in itself: History has it that Christopher Columbus was navigating to India when he accidentally discovered America ..... Read Full

World not a paradise like Washington: Courtesy, US Foreign Policy


Teesta files rejoinder, demands reconstitution of SIT: Strongly denying the charges leveled against her by the Gujarat government, Mumbai-based activist .... Read Full

Donít drive a wedge between Islam and women: Strange noises are being made in response to the Women Reservation Bill having been adopted by ..... Read Full

Indian diplomat 'spied for ISI' in Pakistan: A Second Secretary-level woman diplomat working in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad has been arrested in New Delhi for allegedly .... Read Full

Civilization that gave birth to urban life in Middle East still awaits discovery: The dawn of urban life in the Middle East still remains uncovered in Syria beneath ..... Read Full



NRI voting: EC seeks statutory changes: The Election Commission has written to the Prime Minister seeking to bring in statutory changes in the Act to provide voting rights to Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Chief Election .... Read Full

Not against Muslims but can't compromise on Hindutva: Gadkari: Seeking to reach out to Muslims, BJP President Nitin Gadkari today said his party is not against the community but was  .... Read Full

SC notices on Ayodhya: Mahants upbeat, BMAC unfazed: Ayodhya saints today welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to issue notices to the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh ..... Read Full

Madhya Pradesh concealing facts, say Bhopal gas victims: Bhopal gas tragedy victims Thursday accused the Madhya Pradesh government of concealing facts, and said it continued  .... Read Full

8 students for INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair: Eight students whose science and engineering projects won recognition at the India Initiative for Research  ..... Read Full

Bombay or Mumbai, itís the same, says Nandita: ďWhat difference does it make whether you call it Bombay or Mumbai?Ē asks actress-filmmaker Nandita Das .... Read Full

PM pitches for urgent action to root out Naxalism: Against the backdrop of a string of Maoist attacks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday pitched .... Read Full

Apex court gets it right in fourth attempt: Conceding it erred, the Supreme Court has released four Madhya Pradesh natives who were sent to jail by it in November 2008, in a 1991 murder-cum .... Read Full


Khurshid proposes Women Representation in Wakf Amendment bill

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 08:22:02 PM, IANS

Sorry state of Wakf lands-Outlook terms wakf misuse as the biggest land scam in Indian history: A vast majority of people in the country believe that if the Wakf properties - donated by Muslim rulers and individuals ..... Read Full

Maharashtra Waqf Board reclaims 120 acres from tycoon

New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday introduced the Wakf (Amendment) Bill, 2010, in the Lok Sabha that seeks to address the lapses in the Wakf Act, 1995, and also provides for representation of women, professionals and experts in the wakf councils.

The bill seeks to address the inadequacy of data on waqf properties, encroachment, development of waqf properties and the absence of a statutory obligation to ensure flow of information from the state waqf boards and state governments to the central waqf council.

The minister said the bill is proposed to amend the Wakf Act, 1995, to provide a specific time period for completion of survey of such properties and ensure that the list based on the survey data is "appropriately reflected while updating the land records by the revenue authorities".

The bill seeks change in the composition of the Central Wakf Council and State Wakf Boards "so as to provide for representation of women, professionals and experts".

It also seeks to prohibit the sale and gift of wakf properties.

Among other things, the bill also seeks to provide: "stringent penal provisions to prevent encroachments and to streamline the process of removal of encroachments."

"For increasing the maximum permissible period of lease or sub-lease of wakf properties from three years, as at present, to 30 years."

"Statutory power of monitoring to the Central Wakf Council and to authorise it to issue directives and advice in specific cases, along with the provision for independent dispute resolution machinery in the shape of board of adjudication to be constituted by the central government, to be presided over by a retired judge of the Supreme Court."

"For constituting the tribunals, for the determination of all disputes, questions and other matters relating to wakf of wakf properties, as a three member body consisting of a person not below the rank of district, session or civil judge Class I as the chairman and two members, namely, an officer from the state civil service equivalent in rank to that of additional district magistrate and another person having knowledge of Muslim law and jurisprudence."

Khurshid said the Sachar Committee in its report submitted to the prime minister November 2006, had suggested "certain amendments to the Act relating to women's representation, review of the composition of the Central Wakf Council and the State Wakf Boards, a stringent and more effective approach to countering encroachments of wakf properties and other matters."

The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Wakf in its third report presented to the Rajya Sabha March,4, 2008, had made recommendations for a wide range of amendments.

The recommendations of the JPC were considered by the Central Wakf Council, Khurshid said.






  Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

  Comment on this article


E-mail Address:

Write here...







 Home | Contact Us | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | About Us | Feedback

Ummid Business: Advertise with us | Careers | Link Exchange is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.