The Waqf Board claimed ownership of the entire Hindu-majority village in Tamil Nadu

Chennai – The Tamil Nadu Waqf Board has claimed ownership of the entire village of Tiruchendurai in the Tiruchirappalli District of the State.

According to a report by the Tamil daily ‘Dinamalar’,

1. Rajagopal of Mullikarupur, who owned a farm in Tiruchendurai village had entered into an agreement to sell his 1-acre farm to Rajarajeshwari. In this connection, when he went to the registration office to register the purchase deed of Rs. 3,50,000, he was told by the Sub-registrar that sale deed cannot be registered as this land belonged to the Tamil Nadu Waqf Board. A ‘no objection certificate’ will have to be obtained from the Tamil Nadu Waqf Board office in Chennai to sell the land,”

2. Rajagopal asked, “Is it necessary to get a no-objection certificate from the Waqf Board to sell the land purchased in 1992 ?” Then the Sub-registrar told him, ‘if any land purchase agreement is to be entered into in Tiruchendurai village, the permission of the Waqf Board must be obtained. The Waqf Board has sent a letter to the Registration Department with documents stating that the entire village belongs to them and those who come to the office of the Sub-registrar to enter an agreement for land will have to take permission from the Board. ”A copy of the 250-page Waqf Board’s letter in this regard was also shown to him. In that letter, the Waqf Board said that it owns thousands of acres of land in Tamil Nadu.

What is the authority of the Waqf Board over a village with a majority of Hindus? – BJP

BJP leader Allur Prakash said, “Tiruchendurai village is a picturesque agricultural village on the southern bank of Cauvery river, where the majority of people are Hindus. What is the relationship between Waqf Board and Tiruchendurai village ? There is the Manendiyavalli Sametha Chandrasekhar Swami temple. This temple is 1,500 years old as per various documents and evidence. The temple has 369 acres of land both inside and outside Tiruchendurai village. How can this temple land also belong to Waqf Board ?”

When a villager has the land documents, how can the Waqf Board declare the property as its own without any proof ? Even if the Waqf Board has issued a letter claiming that the land is its own, how can the higher officials of the Registration Department order non-registration without verifying the claims of the Waqf Board ?”

Editorial Viewpoint

Is there a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party Government in Tamil Nadu or that of the Waqf Board ?

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