Graveyard land leased, Muslims stage protest in Ludhiana

Muslims protested against the WAKF board that allegedly leased their graveyard land to a private coloniser at Haibowal Kalan.
Muslims protested against WAKF board’s decision to lease land meant for burial to private coloniser in Ludhiana on Monday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Muslims protested against WAKF board’s decision to lease land meant for burial to private coloniser in Ludhiana on Monday.(JS Grewal/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2016 02:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Muslims protested against the WAKF board that allegedly leased their graveyard land to a private coloniser at Haibowal Kalan.

The protesters alleged that a land mafia was trying to grab the land for private use. Asrar Tareen, president of Kafan Dafan Muslim Welfare Society said, “The WAKF board members in collusion with administration have leased out around 4.418 acres on Balloke Road. There is a nexus in place to please a few officials in the government department and members of land mafia.”

“WAKF act states that graveyard land cannot be leased out for any other purpose, but violating the act guidelines, authorities are leasing the land. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued stay orders on September 27, against construction on said land. But we want that the land be freed completely,” Tareen added.

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