After Jamiatul Ulema Hind and All India Muslim Personal Board, one
Muslim outfit on May 24 raised apprehensions over some clauses of
(Amendment) Bill 2010, saying they "blatantly" ignore the
recommendations of Sachar Committee.
The Bill, which was passed in Lok Sabha and now awaiting Rajya
Sabha's nod, proposes a series of changes in the way Wakf
properties are managed across the country.
"The Ministry of Minority Affairs has overlooked and ignored vital
recommendations of the Sachar Committee as well as the Joint
Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the functioning of Wakf boards,"
Syed Zafar Mahmood, President of Zakat Foundation of India, said.
He said compulsory Wakf surveys recommended by the JPC have been
made optional in the bill, while suggestions of inclusion of all
post-Independence cases of Wakf for survey have also been dropped.
Earlier, Jamiatu Ulema-e-Hind
president Maulana Arshad Madani and Gen Secretary of All India
Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Maulana Syed Mohamad Wali
Rehmani have also raised similar concerns over the proposed wakf
"Instead of imposing something
without consultation, you should present in front of the community
leaders and organisations what you intend to achieve by bringing
in the Waqf Development Authority", Maulana Syed Mohammad Wali Rehmani said in a letter to
Minister of Minority Affairs Slaman Khurshid.
Following the same line, Maulana
Arshad Madani had asked asked the Government to abandon its plan
of bringing Waqf land under National Minorities Development and
"We will not accept any such flawed bill which does not give an
assurance of complete protection of 4 lakh acres of Muslim 'Aukaf'
or Waqf land spread all across the country and which does not make
sure that revenue generated through the Waqf land will be used
only for the benefits of Muslims," he said.