Central Vista Project: Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on Waqf Board plea regarding its properties around CVP

New Delhi, 21st September: The Delhi High Court, while hearing a petition seeking no tampering in the size and shape of the Waqf properties located around the Central Vista Project (CVP), has directed the Central Government to present its stand. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva has directed the next hearing of the matter on September 29.

The Waqf Board has said in its petition that during the Central Vista Project and its associated constructions, no change in the size and type of Waqf properties should be issued.

Advocate Wajih Shafiq, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that the Waqf Board is a constitutional body, constituted under Section 13 of the Waqf Board Act.

The Delhi Waqf Board has the right to manage and control its properties located in Delhi.

It has been said in the petition that the properties of the Waqf are very ancient and important places of worship. It has been feared that the size and shape of the Waqf properties for the Central Vista project may be tampered with. This project has been given green signal by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court had called it a project of national importance.

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